Dr. Gawande tapped to lead Amazon-JPM-Berkshire health play | Personnel Moves – June 21, 2018

The joint healthcare venture between Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase said this week it named Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon, New Yorker magazine staff writer and bestselling author Dr. Atul Gawande as its CEO, effective July 9. The joint venture said that the newly formed company will be headquartered in Boston, and will operate as an independent entity free from profit-making incentives and constraints. Dr. Gawande also serves as a professor of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and is the founding executive director of health systems innovation center Ariadne labs. “I’m thrilled to be named CEO of this healthcare initiative. 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,” Dr. Gawande said in a prepared statement. “As employers and as leaders, addressing healthcare is one of the most important things we can do for our employees and their families, as well as for the communities where we all work and live. Together, we hav...
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