Amazon searching for second HQ

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Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Postby shinatoo » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:29 pm

You serious Clark?
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Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

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that's some serious comedy

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Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

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Dang, I was going to share that same article but you beat me to the punch! I'm glad we have a mayor willing to put his life on the line for this great city.

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Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Postby KCtoBrooklyn » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:47 pm

I have heard talk that Amazon might be considering buying Cerner, although I don't know if this has any basis in reality. There have been more credible reports that Amazon is considering getting into the EHR game, so this may not be too far fetched.

This might boost KC's chances for HQ2, but I hope they wouldn't go to Three Trails (although if they did, they might be able to turn it into an actual functioning mixed-use district, rather than some office buildings in a sea of parking).

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Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Postby bspecht » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:43 am

Already in the field (https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/26/amazon- ... oject.html).

With their software prowess, only one reason to consider anything with Cerner – buy them out and take over their contracts.

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Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Postby tower » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:35 pm

The Amazon skunkworks seems mostly exploratory and probably isn't really designed to be a business. (yet)

I think that if any of the big four tech giants make any serious moves in that space, they will make an acquisition of a pre-existing company (because hospitals hate switching, so it is hard to gain market share without acquisition) and then they will keep it mostly separate and independent, for the optics. It would look bad for hospitals to be giving medical data Amazon, even though it would be kept separate and not used for anything. Handing it over to Cerner or Epic, controlled by amazon, wouldn't look nearly as bad.

Or, maybe privacy is dead. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Postby ldai_phs » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:32 pm

Apple is making big investments in healthcare already. ^^



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