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Google hires Geisinger CEO to lead healthcare initiatives

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has reportedly picked David Feinberg, of US-based health services organisation Geisinger Health, to lead the company's efforts.

While has not officially confirmed the move, Geisinger, in a statement on Thursday, said that Feinberg was leaving Geisinger on January 3, 2019, to assume a leadership role at

Feinberg's job at Google will involve figuring out how to organise the company's fragmented health initiatives, which overlap among many different business groups, CNBC reported.

Among the groups interested in are Google's core search team, its Cloud business, the Google Brain team, the Nest group and the Google Fit wearables team, the report added.

While Feinberg is likely to report to Google's Jeff Dean, he is also expected to work closely with the company's

Feinberg is leaving Geisinger after leading the company for nearly four years.

"It has been a great privilege to lead Geisinger during the past nearly four years. Together, we have improved patient and member experience, along with our quality of care, employee engagement and recruitment, and our legacy of innovation has blossomed," Feinberg said in a statement.

Geisinger announced the appointment of as the company's interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2018.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 13:54 IST