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Next on Amazon’s list of industries to disrupt: health care.
The ecommerce giant announced a new venture with Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to figure out a new health-care solution for their employees. The new company will focus on the effort and be “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.”
Several health-care and retail experts think Amazon moving into health care is the right move—especially in an industry that’s ripe for disruption.
The involvement of each of these three companies is a “testament to the broken health-care system in the US,” said Brendan Gallagher, evp, experience strategy and innovation at Digitas Health.
The US health-care system is in need of some fixing.