STAT+: With Cerner deal closed, Oracle chair pitches sweeping vision for health records and artificial intelligence

Oracle chairman and chief technology officer Larry Ellison vowed to prioritize the cloud giant’s health care business on Thursday, painting a vivid picture of health care’s future: Seamless access to medical records, artificial intelligence models to diagnose disease, and detailed tracking to streamline care delivery.

Days after Oracle closed its roughly $28 billion deal to acquire health record software company Cerner, Ellison described plans for a national electronic health record system that would pull from thousands of separate hospitals.

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