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Amazon/JPMorgan/Berkshire health care venture finds a CEO

Atul Gawande
Atul Gawande. Photo: Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Geisinger Health System

Atul Gawande, a prominent doctor, health researcher and writer, has been tapped to lead the health care venture formed by Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway, the companies said today.

Between the lines: The companies have given few details about what they want out of this effort, but Gawande is extremely well versed in both the practice of medicine and the broader health care system.

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