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SAP’s CEO is on a Mission to Reform Healthcare

October 13, 2016  • Business and Society Program & Fortune

The CEO from SAP, Bill McDermott, explains why his company is on a mission to fix the American health care system.

The CEO of SAP is not a health care expert. His German-based company supplies software that is used to run the operations of many of the world’s largest companies. But he is motivated to take on the problems in healthcare because of his own experience as a patient. He suffered an accidental fall that resulted in multiple surgeries, but ultimately he lost his left eye.

McDermott tells Fortune’s Susie Gharib that SAP has plans to fix health care using software to allow medical professionals and individuals to share personal data in an easy-to-use open system. “To help the world run better is what I think our technology should do,” he says. “But to improve people’s lives is really to think about not just the technology impact on an enterprise, but actually the people who work in an enterprise.”

Read More: SAP’s CEO is on a Mission to Reform HealthCare, by Fortune.