Google Exec Jumps to Microsoft Healthcare

April 9, 2019
Greg Moore, M.D., Ph.D., to shepherd Microsoft’s research and development collaborations with strategic partners

Microsoft continued to build its impressive roster of health IT executives with the announcement this week of the addition of Greg Moore, M.D., Ph.D., vice president of healthcare at Google Cloud. After three years at Google, he has been named Microsoft’s corporate vice president, health technology and alliances.

In a blog post, Microsoft Healthcare Corporate Vice President Peter Lee said Moore would be responsible for shepherding research and development collaborations with strategic partners, to deliver next-generation technologies and experiences for healthcare. (As an example, Lee pointed to Microsoft’s recently announced strategic partnership with the Walgreens Boots Alliance.)

“He will bring into these partnerships the new AI and machine learning solutions that are being developed across Microsoft, to enable personalized care and empower care teams,” Lee wrote. “And he will help provide internal and external thought leadership that can lead to a more open, interoperable, and AI-infused foundation for healthcare delivery.”

Moore is an engineer, practicing neuroradiologist, and informaticist. At Google, he led the healthcare vertical for Google Cloud and partnered closely with various Google teams (Brain, Search, Android) and the Alphabet companies in the life sciences domains (Verily, DeepMind, Calico), to guide and develop healthcare products and solutions leveraging machine learning/AI and advanced analytics. Prior to Google, he was chief emerging technology and informatics officer at Geisinger Health System, where he also was director of the Institute for Advanced Application.

Moore joins other healthcare informatics leaders who joined Microsoft last year: Jim Weinstein and Josh Mandel.

Mandel, Microsoft Healthcare’s chief architect, previously led the health IT ecosystem work at Verily (Google Life Sciences). He is a member of the research faculty at the Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program, where he served as lead architect for SMART Health IT.

Weinstein, Microsoft Health’s head of innovation and health equity, most recently served as CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system in New Hampshire. He is the past director of the Dartmouth Institute, home of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.

On his LinkedIn page, Moore said Microsoft’s “leadership and technical commitments to enable an open and interoperable healthcare data ecosystem, while ensuring security and privacy, serve to further accelerate the speed of innovation and effectively engages the large healthcare developer community as allies in the mutual mission of positive transformation.”