Both Amazon and Apple have plans to open health clinics for their employees. But don’t get fooled by media focus on beautiful design and experience. If Amazon or Apple are to succeed in breaking the status quo of an entrench industry that represents one-fifth of the US economy, they will have to master and change the economics of care. And both these companies deeply understand economics. Here is an Apple perspective on business: Opinion | Why Apple Is the Future of Capitalism - The New York Times. The same hard-nosed approach will be applied to healthcare if they are serious. So view these clinics as a first step for Apple and Amazon to learn the messiness of healthcare: patients, covered benefits, referrals and watch for the real moves to occur in the slipstream of economics.
- Sanders DiPiero