Google and the Mayo Clinic announced Tuesday a 10-year strategic partnership that will make Google Cloud the "cornerstone" of the Mayo Clinic's digital transformation. The partnership will also combine Google's AI capabilities with the Mayo Clinic's clinical expertise to advance medical research and improve the delivery of health care. "Health care is one of the most important fields that technology will help transform over the next decade, and it's a major area of investment for Google," Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a statement. The new partnership, he said, presents "an extraordinary opportunity to develop services that will significantly improve lives." Since Google Cloud Platform CEO Thomas Kurian made his debut as cloud chief earlier this year, GCP has taken an industry-focused sales approach, tailoring GCP's expertise to verticals such as health care, well as financial services, media and transportation.
In a story April 11 about an Ohio fertility clinic, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the status of two doctors. Dr. James Goldfarb will remain director of the University Hospitals Fertility Center and focus on coordinating patient care; he was not replaced as director of the clinic. Dr. James Liu will oversee the clinic's lab, not run the clinic.
Administration Director Dave Lewis told the Legislative Audit Committee that the state employee clinic in Miles City was closed due to a lack of use. The state has employee clinics in Helena, Billings, Butte, Missoula and a part-time clinic in Anaconda. Patients are not charged co-payments or deductibles.
Two orthopedic surgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York, became well-known figures after their video performing an uplifting song went viral this week. The two surgeons performed a rendition of Mike Yung's debut single "Alright." The video, which was posted Monday to the Facebook page of Dr. Elvis Francois, had received 1.3 million views at the time of publishing the story. The video was shared and liked 21,000 times. Dr. Francois was the one singing in the video and was accompanied by Dr. William Robinson on piano, according to the Facebook post.
Jared Leto speaks at the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala 2017 honoring Sue Kroll and Dr. Jimmy H. Hara at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Venice Family Clinic's 35th Silver Circle Gala the Beverly Hilton drew an impressive crowd Sunday, including Sue Kroll, president of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, who accepted the Humanitarian award presented by actor and musician Jared Leto. Sue Kroll (left) and actor Jared Leto pose backstage with the Humanitarian Award at the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Dr. Jimmy H. Hara was also honored with the clinic's Irma Colen Leadership Award. Honoree Dr. Jimmy Hara accepts the Irma Colen Leadership Award at the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.