Testing the Midas Touch

Last week’s movers and shakers of healthcare? The Fortune Three: the three largest companies in the U.S. Walmart made waves with trademark filings that suggest plans to conduct clinical trials and scientific research, on the heels of Fortune Fiver CVS Health’s proclamation to do the same last year (with Walgreens following suit). If Walmart can convince consumers they’re a trusted healthcare provider, their scale could meaningfully expand the demographics of people enrolled in clinical trials. Meanwhile, Amazon’s decision to shut down Amazon Care shortly after announcing the One Medical acquisition has healthcare nerds like us extolling the virtues of buying over building (when you’ve got the cash). Last but not least, Apple will kick off a study to test Apple Watch’s potential to prevent strokes—and with it, how impactful the device can be after years of investment in its healthcare capabilities. Everything these companies touch generally turns to gold, but ambitions of succeeding in healthcare—and positively impacting patient outcomes in the process—will test that Midas touch.

From talent wars to belt tightening—how can you prepare to ride the waves of tricky market conditions? In this Rock Health Summit Virtual Series panel, our GM of Consulting Sari Kaganoff moderates a discussion with panelists André Blackman, Onboard Health; Shawna Khouri, Tulsa Innovation Labs; and Lee Shapiro, 7Wire Ventures as they share perspectives on how to weather challenging times, build workforce resilience, and prepare for and manage through change.

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