Sonic Healthcare brushes off digital dilemma

The pathology industry is about to be shaken by a more efficient healthcare system, but Sonic has the high ground.

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Sonic Healthcare brushes off digital dilemma
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Date 15 Nov 2018
Current Price $27.34

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The business world is obsessed with 'disruption'. Amazon, Uber, Xero, AirBnB - there are enough unicorns out there to fill a magical stable. 

Until recently, even the dreary pathology industry had its glamourous disruptor. US-based Theranos claimed it could perform 250 different tests using just a few drops of blood with the prick of a finger, rather than a full-sized syringe. At its peak, Theranos was valued at US$9bn. Australia's largest pathology provider, Sonic Healthcare, looked like a sitting duck ... until Theranos was found to be a fraud.

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