Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, formerly served as NIH's AIDS coordinator and as the first director of NIH's Office of AIDS Research, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and Georgia.
- California: Google last week began piloting a tool aimed at helping users create a plan for health care visits so they can remember questions they want to ask their health care providers. Google built the tool in collaboration with HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which developed evidence-based questions that the tool suggests users ask their providers (Drees, Becker's Health IT, 12/3).
- District of Columbia: Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, last week received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition for his work combatting HIV/AIDS. Fauci formerly served as NIH's AIDS coordinator and as the first director of NIH's Office of AIDS Research. Singer and longtime HIV/AIDS advocate Elton John presented the award to Fauci during a virtual ceremony held on World AIDS Day, and John praised Fauci for his "unwavering commitment to public health and innovation" that "transformed the approach to HIV" (Jenkins, The Hill, 12/2; Hansler, CNN, 12/1).
- Georgia: Atrium Health has named Delvecchio Finley as president and CEO of Atrium Health Navicent, effective February 2021. Finley previously served as CEO of Alameda Health System for five years, until he resigned from the post last month (Modern Healthcare, 12/3; Gooch, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/3).