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Care Management Weekly News Update 7/28/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Jul 28, 2022 @ 11:58 AM

What Amazon's $4B One Medical play reveals about its healthcare ambitions

With Amazon's proposed deal to buy One Medical, the company is placing another massive bet on its healthcare strategy—to the tune of nearly $4 billion.


Given the current labor shortages, the focus must be on removing unnecessary work so that physicians can get back to “doctoring.” The “AMA STEPS Forward® Saving Time Playbook” (PDF) can help.

"While I fully appreciate substantial challenges exist," he said of the rocky Cerner Oracle rollout, which has been put on pause, "the fact is that more is working than is not."

The deal is part of a larger $300 billion package announced late Wednesday that includes new tax and energy policies as well as giving Medicare narrow authority to negotiate prescription drug prices.

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