Amazon to convey medical providers to twenty extra cities this yr

Amazon.com Inc. says its medical session service is increasing across the U.S., underscoring the corporate’s willpower to turn out to be a serious participant within the well being care business. 

Amazon Care gives digital well being providers nationwide and this yr will broaden in-person care to twenty extra cities, together with New York, San Francisco, Miami and Chicago, Amazon mentioned Tuesday in a press release. 

The corporate began Amazon Take care of its staff in 2019 after which started providing the service to different firms final yr. It gives consultations, facilitated by way of a smartphone app, 24 hours a day. Amazon additionally gives entry to a spread of pressing and first care providers.

The corporate mentioned Tuesday that Amazon Care clients embody employment company TrueBlue and Entire Meals Market, which the e-commerce big acquired in 2017. 

Medical providers have lengthy been seen as a goal for Amazon, each to cut back the prices of caring for the e-commerce big’s fast-growing workforce and as a possible income in an space that some say is ripe for digital transformation. 

The corporate has varied well being care initiatives underway. In 2020, Amazon launched on-line pharmacy providers within the U.S. beneath its personal model, constructing on PillPack, a mail-distribution pharmacy Amazon had acquired.

The corporate additionally sells workplace tools and a few medical provides to hospitals and clinics by way of its Amazon Enterprise business gross sales program.

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