Health care news from around the web: Feb. 19 – 23, 2018

Written on Feb 20, 2018

Amazon primed to disrupt health care? Not so fast
Amazon's anticipated venture into health care has the potential to disrupt traditional markets, especially pharmacy, pharmacy benefits, and supply chain, Standard & Poor's analysts say. However, the Byzantine nature of the nation's $3.3 trillion health care sector will also determine the pace of that disruption.

California confronts the complexities of creating a single-payer health care system
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s shelving of a statewide single-payer health care system created a political uproar (including the threat of a recall effort), forcing him to create a special committee to examine the possibility of achieving universal health coverage in the state.

Why health care stocks soared in Trump's first year in office
Why did health care stocks soar so much during the first year of the Trump administration? Some of the gains stemmed from the president's words and actions -- but there were also other drivers.

Apple will finally replace the fax machine in health care
We've seen some spectacular advances in fields ranging from surgery to gene editing, but health care still faces a lackluster problem: Many patients can only get health records from their doctor if the fax machine is working. Apple plans to change that.

Tech Corner – Video: What’s in my bag? Power essentials
Marc Staut, a principal with Boomer Consulting, demonstrates some of the best technology and other gadgets he carries in his bag. In this video, he focuses on devices designed to power your computing and other equipment.

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