Indian-American Surgeon Appointed CEO Of Amazon-JP Morgan Venture

Dr. Atul Gawande

Dr. Atul Gawande

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the Boston-based Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase healthcare venture, the companies announced Wednesday.

Mr Gawande has written four New York Times bestsellers: Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto, and Being Mortal and has received numerous awards for his contributions to science and health care. Gawande, who now practices general and endocrine surgery at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and is a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, will assume the position on July 9.

Gawande, 52, rose to prominence among healthcare policy experts with a 2009 New Yorker article, The Cost Conundrum, that examined why health care was vastly more expensive in some parts of the U.S. than others, despite little difference in the sickness or health of people getting it.

"The ballooning costs of (health care) act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy", said Buffet in a statement. Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan collectively employ more than 1 million people.

Berkshire Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, who is working on the venture with Amazon's Jeff Bezos and JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon, said all the candidates for the job felt they could deliver better healthcare and contain rising costs.

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One of the big influences the prominent USA corporate giants could have in the health care market is pricing leverage.

Neither the companies that offer health coverage nor numerous employees that use it are happy with how the system now works. The piece focused on McAllen, Texas, and why the Medicare program spent $15,000 a year on the town's older patients, thousands of dollars more than in other areas.

"The choice suggests that the. coalition is looking not at the drug value chain in isolation, but more broadly at the overall healthcare system across payers and providers of care delivery", Leerink Partners analyst Ana Gupte said in a note. They announced the partnership back in January.

He noted that employers already offer ways to help patients shop for care or see a doctor remotely through telemedicine.

That could change if they go through a well-known platform like Amazon, which could then reach into its vast trove of customer data to personalize the shopping, Marcotte said. If, for instance, you are a runner considering knee surgery, Amazon could lay out the best or common practices for your condition and maybe show that surgery isn't your only option. His new position is effective July 9.

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