Google Health poaches CMO of wearables startup

Google Health has recruited the CMO of wearables startup AliveCor Jacqueline Shreibati, MD, to its team, according to CNBC.

Dr. Shreibati, who will be a part of Google's clinical research group, will report to Google Health's Chief Health Officer Karen DeSalvo, MD. In her role, she will assist Google Health's research efforts, a person close to the matter told CNBC.

It's unclear if Dr. Shreibati will use her background in wearables at Google Health. Last month, Google announced that it would purchase Fitbit for more than $2 billion. The deal is being investigated by the Department of Justice.

Google Health is currently working on developing tools that would allow clinicians to search through medical records. The health division of the tech giant, although, is still in the middle of establishing a clear strategy.

AliveCor has a device that monitors users who are at risk for atrial fibrillation.

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