Third new senior health roles in 4 months.

Google's parent firm made its third big health hire in four months yesterday in the form of Karen DeSalvo, a one-time Barack Obama administration official.

In addition to recruiting senior folk, the ad and search giant is going after the healthcare market on various fronts by ramping cloud services and providing analysis and diagnosis tools like DeepMind.

DeSalvo, who leaves a position teaching at the University of Texas medical school, will become chief health officer, a new role, later this year, according to several US news sources and DeSalvo's Twitter feed.

I am so excited to be part of this team whose mission or better health for all is aligned with mine.

— Dr. Karen DeSalvo (@KBDeSalvo) October 18, 2019

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