Google’s newly renamed life sciences division, Verily, partners with Johnson & Johnson to build a new, independent robotic surgical solutions company.
In an ONC blog post, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH calls on health IT stakeholders to back her vision for a connected health information ecosystem by focusing on consumer access, information blocking, and adopting national interoperability standards.
The Wall Street Journal dissects the impact ACA has had on the cost of care in the US and its resulting benefit to patients. The article highlights a reduction in the overall number of uninsured citizens but also points out that the ACA establishes a financial system that looks “more like welfare for the medical-industrial complex than support for the needy.”
A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs donates $1 billion to establish OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company that will work on projects that are “most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return.”