Amazon and start-up Xealth are planning a pilot where doctors would ‘prescribe’ products to be delivered after patients leave the hospital
- Amazon, Providence and Xealth are working together on a pilot which could launch in months, according to two people familiar.
- The idea is to “prescribe” medical products and services to patients before they’re discharged. The products would be fulfilled by Amazon or another e-commerce company, and Prime members could get discounts.
- That helps Amazon court a new demographic: Those with complex medical conditions, new mothers, and people recovering from common procedures and surgeries.
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