Amazon & Healthcare — Big Changes


Amazon is closing its controversial Amazon Care. It was the in-home health service created for company employees. Almost immediately after setting the program up, Amazon offered the service to other large corporations like Silicon Labs, Precor, Amazon-owned Whole Foods and Hilton.

Company spokesman and senior vice president, Neil Lindsay said the decision wasn’t an easy one.

This decision wasnt made lightly and only became clear after many months of careful consideration,” Lindsay told the Amazon staff via email. Although our enrolled members have loved many aspects of Amazon Care, it is not a complete enough offering for the large enterprise customers we have been targeting, and wasnt going to work long-term.”

The decision was a big surprise to Amazon watchers considering company CEO Andy Jassy’s push to purchase video healthcare start up, One Medical.

Amazon is also pushing to purchase Signify Health Incorporated. The company and UnitedHealth Group are the two highest bidders. UnitedHealth has offered over $30 a share and Amazon isn’t too far underneath that offer.

Also in the hunt are CVS Health Corp. and Option Care Health.

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