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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