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Amazon Care combines an app for video calls and text chats with doctors or nurses with visits from so-called ‘mobile care nurses’ to employees’ homes and offices.
Amazon, which bought online pharmacy PillPack last year, will also deliver prescriptions to patients and is said to be working with Oasis Medical, a Washington state-based medical service, to provide the clinicians.
The new health technology service is being launched after the company established Haven, a joint venture in healthcare with bank JPMorgan Chase and Warren Buffett’s investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, last year.
Haven aims to find new ways to lower high healthcare costs in the U.S., first for the three companies’ 1.2 million employees and then for other potential customers.
Amazon Care is separate from both Haven and Pillpack.