There is a question that has been burning in the mind of Drew Madden for some time. It has everything to do with how we look at the healthcare industry, and it has been something he has been wondering about. It is what a lesson like the current battle between Amazon and CVS can teach us about healthcare in general.
Drew Madden is someone who would be thinking about things like this as a healthcare IT entrepreneur himself. However, he also built up a lot of expert knowledge and experience that put him in a prime position to ask these types of questions in the first place.
The way he sees it, the healthcare industry in the United States has a lot of waste in it. Not only is the pricing system for procedures and the like way out of sink, there is also the matter of not getting the right people over to be served by the industry in the first place. Put another way, a lot of potential talent out there is being wasted because not enough people are encouraged to get into healthcare.
Perhaps CVS and Amazon battling it out is something that will discourage people even more. Then again, it may encourage some to want to take a job in the healthcare field as they see the potential for rising salaries all over the place. That is definitely something that will light up the eyes of some individuals.
For the time being we have a lot of problems that persist in healthcare. There is the reality for example that healthcare costs can be best controlled by bringing in a more fair pricing system. However, it is not yet clear if there is going to be enough popular support for that kind of proposal. Perhaps at the moment the best hope that we do have is that Amazon and CVS go at each other in a big way and encourage more competition and more people taking an interest in the industry. That may be the best hope that we have for this entire healthcare mess that we find ourselves in.
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