On the heels of forming a new partnership with Google (GOOGL), 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.

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  • This medical info sharing business better be black-and-white defined and managed, so that privacy is not just “strived for” but absolutely guaranteed!! The current hot techno-drive must NOT prevail over privacy, most certainly when it pertains to medical details.

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