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Visions of Disruption: What’s expected of Amazon in Healthcare?

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Visions of Disruption: What’s expected of Amazon in Healthcare?

Amazon has been a hot topic in healthcare for at least a year. And for good reason. With the acquisition of PillPak, the Haven initiative with JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, Alexa HIPPA compliance, and the announcement that they’ll accept Health Spending Accounts (HSA), it’s clear that Amazon has big plans for healthcare.

When I was at the Healthcare IT and Marketing Conference (HITMC) in Boston last month, I got to talking about this with Jack Murtha and Tom Castles of Inside Digital Health and the Data Book podcast. To us it seemed like the industry was putting a lot of stock into everything Amazon was doing, or might do, and that many people see them as a potential savior for our dysfunctional healthcare system.

We didn’t question whether Amazon has the chops to shake things up in healthcare. Nor did we question the attention they’re getting. We did wonder if the high expectations of them were reasonable. We wondered if that optimism bordered on silver-bullet thinking. And most importantly, we wondered if that could actually slow healthcare innovation down.

So we decided to dig into that question in this collaborative podcast between Data Book and The #HCBiz Show!

Read the full show notes here: https://thehcbiz.com/amazon-in-healthcare-with-data-book/

May 10, 2019

Visions of Disruption: What’s expected of Amazon in Healthcare?

Amazon has been a hot topic in healthcare for at least a year. And for good reason. With the acquisition of PillPak, the Haven initiative with JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, Alexa HIPPA compliance, and the announcement that they’ll accept Health Spending Accounts (HSA), it’s clear that Amazon has big plans for healthcare.

When I was at the Healthcare IT and Marketing Conference (HITMC) in Boston last month, I got to talking about this with Jack Murtha and Tom Castles of Inside Digital Health and the Data Book podcast. To us it seemed like the industry was putting a lot of stock into everything Amazon was doing, or might do, and that many people see them as a potential savior for our dysfunctional healthcare system.

We didn’t question whether Amazon has the chops to shake things up in healthcare. Nor did we question the attention they’re getting. We did wonder if the high expectations of them were reasonable. We wondered if that optimism bordered on silver-bullet thinking. And most importantly, we wondered if that could actually slow healthcare innovation down.

So we decided to dig into that question in this collaborative podcast between Data Book and The #HCBiz Show!

Read the full show notes here: https://thehcbiz.com/amazon-in-healthcare-with-data-book/

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