• We spoke to Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and 9 top healthcare leaders. They all said coronavirus is creating a new and permanent foothold for tech giants in the $3.6 trillion industry

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    The coronavirus pandemic made healthcare and major tech companies more intertwined than ever.
    Driven by outbreaks, providers leaned on Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to get systems up and running for telehealth, triage bots, supply management, and more.
    Now they're baking those tools into their permanent strategies and rethinking a future with more tech.
    "All of this is a genie that is not going to be put back in a bottle," Jonathan Slotkin, the associate chief medical officer of Geisinger Health, told Business Insider.
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  • Blackstone just hired an Amazon Web Services exec who helped the cloud giant do M&A. It's the latest sign that big private-equity firms are muscling in on specialty tech investors' turf

    Blackstone just hired an Amazon Web Services exec who helped the cloud giant do M&A. It's the latest sign that big private-equity firms are muscling in on specialty tech investors' turf

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Private-equity giant Blackstone just hired an Amazon Web Services exec in an effort to scout out tech deals.
    Christine Feng, a director in corporate development at AWS, joins Blackstone as senior managing director, three months after Blackstone poached another tech-focused dealmaker, Vini Letteri, from KKR. Both staff the firm's San Francisco office.
    Blackstone's head of tactical opportunities, Chris James, laid out why the firm is doubling down on tech, an area that's proven resilient throughout the pandemic.
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