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Big tech is struggling to upend healthcare. The wounds are usually self-inflicted.

Big tech companies have a lot of potential to change the messy healthcare industry, and they’re trying. Whether it’s funding startups, building wearables, or powering research on the cloud, giants like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are already making their mark. And the coronavirus pandemic has made digital tools more important […]
Big tech is struggling to upend healthcare. The wounds are usually self-inflicted.
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WATCH: How Amazon is taking on the healthcare industry

On Wednesday, Business Insider reported that Amazon wants to run primary care for other large employers. It plans to do that through Amazon Care, which is still in pilot mode and currently serves Amazon’s own workers. The plans shed light on how Amazon’s broader ambitions could disrupt the healthcare industry. […]
WATCH: How Amazon is taking on the healthcare industry
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An inside look at Amazon Care’s ambitions

Hello, Today in healthcare news: Inside Amazon’s ambitions to sell its Amazon Care service to other big companies, how one health system is using Dodge minivans to get its vaccine to rural healthcare workers, and the common side effects from Moderna’s vaccine. Amazon is quietly building a business to offer […]
An inside look at Amazon Care’s ambitions
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Meet the 38-year-old who’s key to Amazon’s health ambitions

Hello, Today in healthcare news: Moderna plans to test its vaccine in kids in 2020, GoodRx surged in its first day of trading, and meet the 38-year-old tech lead at Amazon Care. Plus: Kimberly Leonard has a comprehensive look at everything that could go wrong in a coronavirus-vaccine handoff if […]
Meet the 38-year-old who’s key to Amazon’s health ambitions
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Amazon will deliver and pick up coronavirus test kits in Seattle in a partnership with a research group backed by Bill Gates

Amazon is partnerning with public health researchers to deliver and pick up coronavirus test kits in the Seattle area,CNBC reported Monday. Amazon Care, a division of the e-commerce giant, will work with the Gates Foundation-backed Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network to transport the kits. The partnership could speed up testing efforts […]
Amazon will deliver and pick up coronavirus test kits in Seattle in a partnership with a research group backed by Bill Gates
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Dispensed: Amazon and Best Buy’s expanding healthcare ambitions, the history of controversial e-cig startup Juul, and the lowdown on Novartis’ letter to the FDA

Hello, There must be something in the water that’s sparked practically every retailer out there to this month reveal more about their healthcare strategies (Looking at you, Walmart + Sam’s Club, Amazon, and Best Buy). Between that and the turmoil in the e-cigarette space, the healthcare team is definitely looking […]
Dispensed: Amazon and Best Buy’s expanding healthcare ambitions, the history of controversial e-cig startup Juul, and the lowdown on Novartis’ letter to the FDA