In Healthcare, High Tech Gets a Taste of Its Own Disruption

By Kristen Schepker

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Over the last five years, nearly all of the major information technology companies have launched some sort of healthcare initiative. The COVID pandemic, with its surging demand for telemedicine and rapid exchange of medical data, only intensifed that trend.

But some tech giants have learned the hard way that healthcare is very different from other business sectors.

High-profile failures like the demise of Haven — a nonprofit healthcare organization formed by Amazon in partnership with JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway — are cautionary tales, showing that the creative disruptions that proved so successful in retail, transportation, and financial services can crash and burn in the medical sphere.

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Fred Pescatore, MD, MPH, is a Manhattan-based conventionally trained internist who specializes in nutritional medicine. He is a globally renowned health, nutrition, and weight loss expert, as well as the author of 9 books including the New York Times bestsellers, The Hamptons Diet, and The A-List Diet. He is the former president of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists.

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