Healthcare IT News: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wants U.S. citizens to know how much their government is spending. He has just launched USAFacts.org, a website overflowing with information on such spending.
USAFacts.org will include data relevant to the healthcare industry, including economic programs, government-run hospitals and public health initiatives, CNBC reported.
Ballmer, who owns a big chunk of Twitter, has peeled off more than $10 million from his personal billfold to hire a team of researchers in Seattle and bestow a grant to the University of Pennsylvania to help collect data. The project will cost $3-5 million a year to operate, and Ballmer plans to fund it indefinitely, according to the New York Times report.