Major healthcare changes may be on the way for Americans.
Last Wednesday, J.P. Morgan Chase, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway hired a CEO for their new healthcare venture, which they announced in January.
As the skilled nursing facility in the Delmarva area “known for our progressive, compassionate healthcare system,” Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation is excited with the possibilities for healthcare changes this presents for our residents.
Goals for the New Healthcare company
In the original press release, the corporate giants provided the following information regarding their focus and goals: “The initial focus of the new company will be on technology solutions that will provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.”
Although the organizations’ primary target audience are their employees, their “goal is to create solutions that benefit … potentially, all Americans,” says J.P. Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon.
The New CEO
The new CEO, Dr. Atul Gawande, already has his hands quite full. He is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
In addition, he has written 4 books, all New York Times bestsellers and he writes for The New Yorker. To top it off, he is also the founding executive director of Ariadne Labs, an innovation center for health systems.
Dr. Gawande sums up his experience and outlook for the future: “I have devoted my public health career to building scalable solutions for better healthcare delivery that are saving lives, reducing suffering, and eliminating wasteful spending both in the US and across the world. Now I have the backing of these remarkable organizations to pursue this mission with even greater impact for more than a million people, and in doing so incubate better models of care for all. This work will take time but must be done. The system is broken, and better is possible.”
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