This morning there was breaking news for a Monday, when press releases are famous for appearing after a weekend hiatus.
Google announced that 'Google' would become part of a greater holding company, Alphabet. Alphabet will have a new CEO, while the original founders Larry Paige and Serge Brin will remain as the heads of Google itself.
Alphabet will also have other lines of business, which were quoted by Larry Paige, "Alphabet will also include our X lab, which incubates new efforts like Wing, our drone delivery effort. We are also stoked about growing our investment arms, Ventures and Capital, as part of this new structure." Alphabet will also include our X lab, which incubates new efforts like Wing, our drone delivery effort. We are also stoked about growing our investment arms, Ventures and Capital, as part of this new structure.
So you ask, what does this have to do with health care and HIT? Two of these related directly to health care, Calico and LifeSciences. Google is recruiting for qualified engineers to build the product.
Google may be the silent ghost in the machine. It's tremendous capitalization, creativity and imagination may provide health with truly catalytic innovations. The Ghost in the Machine also relates to British philosopher Gilbert Ryle's description of René Descartes' mind-body dualism. The phrase was introduced in Ryle's book The Concept of Mind (1949)[1
I mentioned in my last blog, Software and HIT may eat Healthcare. And as health care consumes or makes up 17% of the gross domestic product (GDP) that is no small thing.
Perhaps a better question is, Google may eat Health Care...Seeing as they know how to run a business it may be better than HHS or CMS
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