As Amazon Turns Its Gaze to Healthcare, the Industry May Be in for a Wild Ride

Amazon has been making waves in different parts of the healthcare industry over the past 12 to 24 months, but its recently announced alliance with JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway demonstrated that Amazon’s ambitions go much further than simply selling healthcare products. True, the initiative is still in its infancy and is limited to employees of the three partners, but the statement sparked a flurry of speculation and sent the stocks of insurers and major healthcare companies into a tailspin. Many industry watchers are now asking: How far will Amazon, the master disrupter, take this?

As Amazon turns its aggressive focus to healthcare, what will the onslaught look like, and what might the impact be across different parts of the healthcare landscape? In this Executive Insights, we discuss why we think Amazon is serious about healthcare and what we believe are the company’s five potential points of entry into this landscape.




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