Amazon has joined forces with One Medical to become a US healthcare provider

Amazon has joined forces with One Medical to become a US healthcare provider
The Siliconreview
23 Febuary, 2023

Amazon and One Medical working together will eliminate hassles and waits for their patients

Amazon and US healthcare giant One Medical on Wednesday announced the completion of a merger they had been working on since 2022, completing their $3.9 billion plan to purchase their way into the healthcare industry. In 27 areas across the US, Amazon now owns and runs a chain of 221 medical offices. Also, Amazon now has access to the roughly 836,000 patients of One Medical's health information.

The model of One Medical is based on integrating on-demand technology into medical services. It offers patients access to video chats with doctors and other remote services for 14 hours using mobile apps. The business also guarantees same-day appointments. The CEO of Amazon, Andy Jassy, said that One Medical's business strategy will relieve its patients of problems and waits because they "want and deserve better."

The tech-driven business model of One Medical produces a lot of data. Amazon now has access to potentially profitable data thanks to its vast databases of customer purchase histories, video-watching preferences, and records from other medical technology companies it has acquired. In addition, Amazon has a history of preserving customer data and will adhere to relevant privacy laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).