Paging Doctor Amazon: The impact of tech’s assault on healthcare
April 9, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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The tech industry is tackling healthcare. Recently, corporate giants Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced that they will be partnering to create a system that will reduce health care costs and improve healthcare services for their U.S. employees. Since then, Apple, without fanfare, published a website providing details about the impending launch of group health clinics, called AC Wellness that will provide Apple employees and their families with “concierge-like” healthcare services. Today, most Americans receive employer-sponsored health insurance and these four companies combined employ over 1 million workers in the United States. They have the power, money, and technology to take on both the private and non-profit (including government) health care industries and have more than enough potential to win.
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