HealthsystemCIO.com November 7, 2017
Bill Russell

Well, Jeff Bezos just became the world’s richest man. Now, let’s see if we can help him lap the field… by proposing Amazon Health.

Now, I’m a realist — I know that digital companies are not going to buy healthcare companies. So don’t expect an Amazon hospital or clinic in your neighborhood anytime soon. However, I do believe that Amazon is uniquely positioned to change the way healthcare is delivered in the US.

Amazon has acquired wholesale pharmacy licenses in 12 states, so this will clearly be their next move into healthcare. I’m going to take that a step further, suggesting an even larger move as well as the foundation for that move.

My thoughts? Amazon should stand up a private insurance exchange and...

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