Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong on Enabling The Blind To See & Revolutionizing Healthcare interviewed by Larry King

Larry King Now, March 12, 20014 Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong on Enabling The Blind To See & Revolutionizing Healthcare Billionaire Dr. Soon-Shiong’s Buffett Pledge – Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong describes his latest philanthropic endeavor and invention: a hearing aid that tunes to the human ear with a simple smartphone app. We Can Now Define What’s Causing The Cancer – Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong explains his breakthrough system for rapid and accurate cancer diagnosis and treatment. The World’s First Clinical Operating System That Will Link Any Medical Record – Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong discusses his newly launched database that leverages the power of the cloud to provide access to patient medical records anywhere. Now You Enable The Blind To See – Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong demonstrates the revolutionary smartphone apps that help the blind read currency and recognize objects around them. I Was Chinese So I Couldn’t Vote – LA’s richest man, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, on growing up during apartheid in South Africa, and the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Medical Marijuana Has A Real Chemical Positive Effect – Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong answers social media questions from fans. Season two, episode...

Biotech billionaire’s plan to beat cancer

Meet Patrick Soon-Shiong, the LA billionaire reinventing your health care 02-05-14, by Bradley J. Fikes, U-T San Diego It’s hard to think of a quest more audacious than taming cancer, which has resisted the efforts of medicine for thousands of years. Far older than humanity, cancer has been found in the 70 million-year-old bones of dinosaurs. But the life of biotech billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is full of audacious ventures. Born in apartheid-era South Africa, Soon-Shiong excelled as a surgeon despite discrimination because of his Chinese ancestry. In the United States, he pioneered a safer and more effective way of delivering the breast cancer drug paclitaxel, and amassed $9 billion through his entrepreneurship. Soon-Shiong discussed his plan to curb cancer with an audience in La Jolla Wednesday evening, the third in a series of talks held by UC San Diego Extension and the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology. The talks are intended to stimulate new ways of thinking to make progress against cancer. In a nutshell, Soon-Shiong proposes to use the power of what’s called “Big Data” to track the path of cancer. That path starts with mutations in the genome, continues through the messenger molecules of RNA and ends with the proteins made by RNA. With the exact pathway for each cancer known, Big Data pulls out potential drugs known to act against the suspect proteins, and sends the recommendations to the doctor’s computer, or perhaps smartphone. Moreover, the likely steps each cancer may take will be plotted, allowing doctors to get ahead of drug resistance. This vision is already happening, Soon-Shiong said. For example, he’s...

Clinton Foundation – Health Transformation Panel

Health Transformation Panel Moderator: President Bill Clinton, Founder, Clinton Foundation; Bruce Broussard, President and CEO, Humana Inc.; Trevor Fetter, President and CEO, Tenet Healthcare Corporation; Tim Finchem, Commissioner, PGA TOUR; Sue Siegel, CEO, GE Ventures & healthymagination, GE; Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, Chairman and CEO, NantHealth & Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation 2014 Health Matters Conference Announces Expanded Efforts to Improve Health & Well-Being in the United States. The Health Matters conference is an annual event that showcases what the Clinton Foundation’s strategic partners from across sectors – business, technology, sports and philanthropy – are doing to contribute to the health and wellness of people throughout the United States.  See...

Clinton Foundation – 2014 Health Matters Conference Highlights

The success of this year’s conference is ultimately measured by its expanded reach through the digital space. The conference reached more than 30.7 million users across Facebook and Twitter and during the conference trended #1 on Twitter in the U.S. In addition to the hundreds of health care, technology, media, sports, education, business, and public policy leaders in attendance at the conference, the conference livestream has been viewed 72,500 times thus far. – See...

Soon-Shiong invests $8M in Fluential, to voice-enable consumer health

11-21-13, by Jonah Comstock, Mobihealthnews Billionaire doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong’s Nant Health is making a big investment in voice interfaces for healthcare. The company is investing $8 million in Fluential, a stealthy but longstanding company working on “of speech optimization and deep language understanding tools for mobile devices, wearables and consumer ‘personal assistant’ applications,” according to a press release from Fluential. The company began under the name Sehda in 2001 and originally worked on mobile translators. They deployed this technology first in the military, moving to hospital use cases in 2007. Once it began working in the healthcare space, the company changed its name and started looking into another pain point they saw in the healthcare space — the lack of an application for health and wellness with a speech-optimized user interface. “In the beginning there was Siri; While entertaining, Apple’s technology has not proven itself to be a practical – or even serviceable – feature for smartphone users,” Fluential Founder and CEO Farzad Ehsani said in a statement. “When voice technology learns and adapts to a user’s natural speaking habits and begins to interpret even the most ambiguous commands and inquiries successfully, then we believe it will catch on in the consumer device market.” The company says the first consumer application for its technology will be released in Spring 2014. It will involve digital health, wellness, and weight management. In a statement, Soon-Shiong said the technology could run on not just smartphones, but also on smartwatches, Google Glass, and other wearables. “The market potential for voice is significant, with smartwatches, Nike+ FuelBands, Google Glass, smart TVs – even cars, appliances and...