Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Salesforce will work together to drive common standards for exchanging health information in the US.
Sources have claimed the deal is worth around £760 million ($1 billion) with both parties expecting the deal to go through towards the latter half of 2018.
Ali Parsa sat down with Digital Health News at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) summit in London to talk about innovation within the NHS and how he believes innovators should not be afraid to “disrupt” the health tech market.
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Internal documents, obtained by CNBC, reveal that a group of around ‘a dozen people’ are asked with making Alexa ‘more useful in the health-care field’, specifically targeting diabetes management, care for mothers and infants as well as the older generation.
Apple’s play into the healthcare ecosystem could open up new models of healthcare delivery, the resemblance of which may not be million miles from today’s most popular digital services.
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Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new service for Amazon’s Alexa which delivers NHS approved breastfeeding advice directly to new parents.
The founder of WeMa, a digital platform that links up patients with healthcare services, has labelled it ‘the Amazon for care’.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase are targeting affordable healthcare for US employees after announcing plans to launch an independent healthcare company.
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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has implemented Virtualstock’s The Edge for Health, which aims to bring Amazon-like simplicity to the NHS’s supply chain.
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