Sharp Deal Tips Amazon’s Interest in Health Care Data

Health care industry insiders say that Amazon.com Inc.’s Aug. 27 deal to provide Halo fitness trackers to Sharp HealthCare indicates the retail and tech giant will make big bets on clinical and actuarial data analytics.

Sharp Chief Information and Innovation Officer Michael Reagin tells AIS Health that Amazon will provide the San Diego-based integrated plan and provider with about 500 of the wearable fitness trackers. According to Reagin, Amazon approached Sharp through Cerner Corp., the software vendor that Sharp uses for its electronic health record (EHR) platform.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has worked as a journalist since 2011 and has covered health care since 2020. At AIS Health, Peter covers trends in finance, business and policy that affect the health insurance and pharma sectors. For Health Plan Weekly, he covers all aspects of the U.S. health insurance sector, including employer-sponsored insurance, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage and the Affordable Care Act individual marketplaces. In Radar on Drug Benefits, Peter covers the operations of (and conflicts between) pharmacy benefit managers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a particular focus on pricing dynamics and market access. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered transportation, public safety and local government for various outlets in Seattle, his hometown and current place of residence. He graduated with a B.A. from Colby College.

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