The healthcare industry is constantly changing to meet the needs of its customers. One of the ways this industry is keeping up with the times is to combine healthcare with technology. This union, if done correctly, will benefit the customers who rely on it to stay healthy and live a long life.
It was recently announced that Amazon is looking to add pharmaceutical sales as a service they provide. For the time being, they will only offer healthcare-related equipment, but the long-term goal will be to provide prescription medications as well. With Amazon being a huge household name already, adding these categories will only expand on what they can offer their customers.
CVS is also looking to make some big moves in the world of healthcare. It has been reported that CVS is wanting to purchase Aetna, a huge health insurance company. By making this purchase, CVS will be able to provide health insurance, routine medical care in their clinics, and supply their customers with their medication needs. All of this can be done in a single location.
Both of these moves would allow CVS and Amazon to become huge players in the healthcare industry. Moves this large need to be done in the right way or else they could be very costly. An industry leader in these types of moves is Drew Madden. Mr. Madden is a healthcare IT entrepreneur. He has made it his life’s work to provide his expertise to his partners and help them implement these moves as well as thrive.
Drew holds a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering. He went to work for Nordic Consulting Partners in 2010 and served as president from 2011-2016. Drew currently works for Evergreen Healthcare Partners and is a managing partner.
The healthcare industry is one that is constantly evolving. This is also an industry that can be very expensive. Technological advances may be the key to moving the industry forward as well as keeping costs down.