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    Oracle’s Troubled Effort to Create the Pentagon, VA Electronic Health Record System

    Oracle's Troubled Effort to Create the Pentagon, VA Electronic Health Record System

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    Larry Ellison's vision for the future of medicine crystallized for him in a doctor's office.

    Oracle's billionaire cofounder needed medication to help manage his cholesterol. He said his “very fancy doctor,” a molecular biologist, prescribed a statin called Crestor. The choice was informed by Ellison's age, sex, ethnicity, and family history. But it was still, Ellison realized, just “a pretty good guess.”

    Which got him thinking: What if, instead of guesswork, doctors could lean on generative AI to comb through a patient's medical records, along with those of millions of other patients? With such a massive database, doctors could spot the warning signs of disease faster, reduce the need for trial and error, and make better-informed decisions about treatment.

    Ellison told this story last fall at Oracle's CloudWorld conference in Las Vegas. At 79, Ellison cut a trim figure in a black T-shirt, with a visage that hinted at significant investments in antiaging. The moral of the story seemed to be that whatever the world's fifth-richest person demanded for himself could ultimately benefit everyone.

    That was the promise of Cerner, the medical-records company Oracle bought in 2021 for $28.3 billion — Oracle's biggest acquisition. At the time, Cerner managed the electronic health records for a quarter of all American hospitals, including those run by the Pentagon and the…

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