Google's Doc: A Physician Leads Google Ventures Into Health Care
The Internet giant’s four-year-old venture arm has begun investing in health care start-ups, and at the helm is a practicing physician who wants to bring Big Data savvy and Silicon Valley attitude to the halls of medicine.
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