Integrated primary care could play a starring role in the Amazon-JP Morgan-Buffet health care enterprise

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Center for Integrated Primary Care; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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Behavioral Medicine | Health Economics | Health Psychology | Health Services Administration | Integrative Medicine | Mental and Social Health | Primary Care | Psychiatry and Psychology


Earlier this year, Amazon, J. P. Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway announced plans to launch a joint health care company with more than a million covered lives. Dr. Atul Gawande, the prominent Boston-based surgeon and health care thought leader, will become the first chief executive officer of this health care venture, with a mission to get the best results at the lowest costs and remain free from profit-making incentives and constraints. In this presidential column, the author explores what this has to do with the mission in the Collaborative Family Health care Association (CFHA) and the promulgation of integrated health care.

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Fam Syst Health. 2018 Sep;36(3):418-419. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000370. Link to article on publisher's site

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Families, systems and health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare

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