Becker's Healthcare May 11, 2021
Big Tech dominates many aspects of Americans’ lives. Through a series of health IT acquisitions, the tech giants are becoming a staple of healthcare.
Here are Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Google’s health IT acquisitions since they were founded:
April 1975: Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard University mathematics and computer science student Bill Gates and Honeywell computer programmer Paul Allen founded Microsoft out of a garage.
July 1994: Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos, who was working as a vice president at D.E. Shaw, an investment and technology development firm, and wanted to figure out how to get into the internet’s rapid expansion.
September 1998: Stanford (Calif.) University graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded the search engine that was the...