Amazon’s healthcare push is a threat—and an opportunity—for the industry

The e-commerce giant recently announced a huge healthcare expansion. The rest of the industry will have to build more seamless, user-focused experiences to compete.

That Amazon Prime membership could soon come with a free same-day doctor’s appointment. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that we need a robust digital healthcare system that extends from the doctor’s office into the home—and the e-commerce Goliath just jumped into the ring prepared to win it all.

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Amazon's Leap Into Healthcare

Summary List PlacementHealthcare organizations are contending with a population that’s growing sicker, heightened spending, and shifting consumer demands for fast and convenient services.
Big tech companies have stepped in to alleviate or solve some of these issues, bridging technological gaps that give health organization partners the opportunity to realize cost savings and bolster their top lines.
One of these companies is Amazon, which has been casting a wide net across the healthcare ecosystem over the last two years — having started initiatives to disrupt or transform pharmacy, the medical supply chain, health insurance, and care delivery.
In the Amazon’s Leap Into Healthcare report, Business Insider Intelligence details how the tech giant is making waves in the healthcare sector.
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How Microsoft’s new $16B acquisition could bring AI to your doctor’s office

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