Some of your favorite and most recognizable tech companies are moving into the world of health care. Uber is venturing into the transit side of the medical world while the Amazon is teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to bring yet another health care company to the table.
The moves make sense from a financial standpoint: in any country, the health care market is one of the biggest industries there is, bringing in more than $2.8 trillion annually in the US alone. As experts point out over and over, the American health care industry is also extremely inefficient, which means there’s a lot of potential money to be made. Finally, the industry is enormous and has many sectors, giving the big companies plenty of space to maneuver without directly competing with each other… yet.
Angela Chen, Reporter at The Verge
So can I apply my Prime account towards Uber delivering me to my next doctor’s appointment? Angela Chen gives you all the details of how the tech industry is bleeding into the health care scene here.