How tech titans like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are taking on the the $3.6 trillion healthcare industry

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CEO Tim Cook speaks at a 2019 Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino.

CEO Tim Cook speaks at a 2019 Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino.

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A close look at big tech’s healthcare ambitions

We’ve said it before, and we’ll likely keep saying it for years to come: the healthcare industry is ripe for disruption. 

If anything, the US response to the pandemic has made that even clearer.

As such, it’s increasingly drawn interest from tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.

Blake Dodge took a look at all the healthcare strategies each of the five have underway, according to a recent report from CB Insights. 

You can read the full story here>>

Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are transforming the $3.6 trillion healthcare industry. Here’s how they’re using technology like machine learning to change the way scientists do research and help patients get care.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Democrats just unveiled a 154-page bill to bolster Obamacare as they aim to repeat their winning 2018 strategy and defeat Trump. Here are the 6 key things you need to know about the proposal.

  • Democrats in the House are preparing to vote on a bill designed to lower drug prices and strengthen the Affordable Care Act.
  • While the bill won’t become law, the goal is to highlight Republican opposition to the healthcare law ahead of the 2020 elections. 
  • The bill includes a provision that would let the government regulate drug prices and use those savings to pay for expanding healthcare coverage.
  • But the bill doesn’t touch on other Democratic priorities, including a public option.

Read the full story from Kimberly Leonard here>>


A recovered coronavirus (COVID-19) patient donates blood samples for plasma extraction to help critically ill patients at the National Blood Transfusion Center.

A recovered coronavirus (COVID-19) patient donates blood samples for plasma extraction to help critically ill patients at the National Blood Transfusion Center on June 22, 2020.

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We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck BrightInsight used to raise $40 million by convincing investors that it can help Big Pharma go digital

  • BrightInsight just raised $40 million for its tech-savvy tools that help drugmakers get their treatments and devices over the finish line.
  • It collects information from patients during clinical trials and from other care venues, then helps the final product get approved and used by everyday people.
  • Business has been booming since coronavirus underscored the need for digital health, CEO and cofounder Dr. Kal Patel told Business Insider.

Read the full story from Blake Dodge here>>


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