CNBC December 31, 2019
Christina Farr

Key Points

– Going into 2020, every major tech company from Apple to Amazon has a health-care story.

– History suggests they’ll do best if they build on what they’re already good at.

Tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Alphabet‘s Google might be raking in cash from their core businesses, but they aren’t always successful in everything they try to do.

Health care is an Achilles’ heel for many of them.

In the past decade, almost all of the tech giants have dabbled in the space. Most, including Google and Microsoft, have failed in a high-profile manner at least once. Microsoft HealthVault, its software to store medical records, was officially shuttered earlier this year, and Google Health, an effort to...