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L.A. Donor Lays Groundwork for ‘Health Superhighway’
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Billionaire surgeon and biotech entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong is unveiling a major program Wednesday aimed at speeding the flow of patient information among doctors, says Reuters in a profile of the wealthiest man in Los Angeles. Mr. Soon-Shiong’s health-technology firm NantHealth will partner with other tech companies and nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California to build a nationwide network for doctors to share DNA and other information on cancer patients, enabling genetic analyses that now can take weeks to be done in minutes.