I was quoted a few days ago in this article and a number of people have asked why I think the choice of Atul Gawande to lead the new healthcare venture formed by Amazon, J.P. Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway’s is so good.
As the co-founder, president and chief curator of content for NYC Health Business Leaders, I am often amazed by the level of insights our speakers provide. I'm proud that we attract such stars. Such was the case in early June when we held a fascinating panel discussion on the rise of retail healthcare. The standing-room-only crowd demonstrated the immense interest in this topic and the implications for healthcare delivery. Retail health encompasses a wide range of services – pharmacy-based health clinics, urgent care centers, on-demand telemedicine, direct-to-consumer lab testing. At the core, it’s about giving consumers more control over of how, where and when they receive services.