December 13, 2019

Mayo Clinic calls up physician from the farm for ‘platform’ project

By Karl Oestreich

Star Tribune
by Christopher Snowbeck

The first president for Mayo Clinic Platform, a technology project that’s seen as key to the clinic’s future, is not simply a physician with expertise in digital health. Dr. John Halamka and his wife, Kathy, currently run Unity Farm, an animal sanctuary that’s located at their home in suburban Boston that includes 30 acres of agricultural production plus a cidery and winery. From the farm, Halamka plans to regularly commute to-and-from Rochester by way of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Among other leadership positions, Halamka ran a prominent health technology center in Massachusetts, served more than 20 years as chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and taught innovation at Harvard Medical School.

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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 at Mayo Clinic News Network.

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