Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway are joining together to launch a new healthcare company. They may seem like strange bedfellows in the healthcare industry, but they think their partnership and ideas could help drive down the cost of care for their employees – about 950,000 people worldwide.

How will they do it? One option is offering telemedicine technology to providers. It’s a growing service that is already widely used in our area. So what will the future of healthcare look like – not only for the employees of these companies, but for all Americans? We talk about the impact of telemedicine and other innovative services, and how they could change the way you visit your doctor. Our guests:

  • Dr. Neil Herendeen, M.D., professor of pediatrics and pediatrician at Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Cynthia Gordon, director of telehealth services at Rochester Regional Health
  • Christopher Bell, executive director of the Monroe County Medical Society
  • Lois Irwin, president of EZaccessMD

Connections: Healthy Friday - Healthcare In Our Rural Communities

Aug 15, 2014

This hour focuses on delivering healthcare to people living in rural communities. We also discuss how the Affordable Care Act affects those living in rural areas.

Our guests weigh in:

  • Dr. Daniel Mendelson, Highland Hospital
  • James Kennedy, Finger Lakes Community Health
  • Erika Ziller, Maine Rural Health Research Center

We also spoke with Katherine Hempstead of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation about the impact of the ACA.