We’re asking readers what you think about the prospects of the mega-merger between CVS Health and Aetna or the Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan potential for innovation in healthcare.
Just about everyone in healthcare and health IT specifically is following two emerging deals: CVS Health’s ongoing acquisition of insurer Aetna and the trio of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase.
If it’s tempting to think Amazon and partners have the edge with technology, then consider that they have hinted at serving their own 1 million employees while Aetna’s member base is 22 million strong. Another interesting turn is the possibility that Amazon itself — including but not limited to the deal with Berkshire and JPMorgan — will truly be the big disruptor.
Date: September 10, 2018
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