December 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic taps Boston health tech leader to guide data strategy

By Karl Oestreich

by Casey Ross

On the heels of forming a new partnership with Google, Mayo Clinic announced it has hired Dr. John Halamka — a Harvard professor and hospital IT veteran — to guide its efforts to apply artificial intelligence to vast stores of data from patients and devices. Halamka will leave Beth Israel Lahey Health in Boston to become president of the Mayo Clinic platform, a unified data repository the Minnesota-based health system is creating to develop new analytics capabilities and digital services. His appointment will take effect Jan. 1. The hire underscores Mayo’s eagerness to tap into the opportunities offered by AI and the exploding digital health industry, and its awareness that doing so carries plenty of risks.

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Context: John Halamka, M.D., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Platform. The platform will elevate Mayo Clinic to a global leadership position within digital health care. He will join Mayo Clinic Jan. 1, 2020.

"Dr. Halamka has a proven track record of success in innovation and value creation," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. "His extensive experience and network will help power the Mayo Clinic Platform forward to benefit our patients and to support Mayo Clinic's path for the future."

You can read more about Dr. Halamka on Mayo Clinic News Network.

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