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Why healthcare in the U.S. needs Amazon (or anyone) to shake things up

Brian Eastwood | April 29, 2014
As healthcare in the United States embarks on what PwC describes as its most radical shift in 80 years, most health IT incumbents just aren't cutting it.

How much better would healthcare be, Roemer asks, if hospitals made recommendations based on the terabytes of data they've collected about their patients? How many hospital readmissions would be avoided? How many chronic patients would get better? How many accidental deaths would be prevented?

To borrow an analogy, healthcare faces a Blockbuster Video moment. It can stand by the status quo, watching tumbleweeds blow through its aisles of VHS tapes, or it can forge partnerships with anyone and everyone who understands the New Health Economy and keep those customers happy, healthy and engaged.

 

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