We mined Amazon’s acquisitions, investments, and partnerships to discern the company’s strategic priorities in healthcare.
Amazon has aggressively grown its healthcare footprint in recent years, leveraging investments and partnerships to build an increasingly interconnected ecosystem of primary care, pharmacy distribution, and consumer wellness tools.
For example, Amazon announced its acquisition of primary care platform One Medical in July 2022. Just a few months later, it launched Amazon Clinic, a chat-based virtual care platform. In January 2023, it opened up RxPass, a subscription add-on for Amazon Prime members that offers unlimited medication delivery for a flat monthly fee.
Amazon has also been forging strategic partnerships and investing in companies to support its expansion across digital therapeutics, remote monitoring, and health data services. In 2021, Amazon released Amazon HealthLake, a HIPAA-eligible service that uses machine learning to support the collection and analysis of health data.
Using CB Insights data, we uncovered the 5 most important strategic healthcare priorities highlighted by Amazon’s recent acquisitions, investments, and partnerships. We categorized companies by their business relationships with Amazon across these priorities:
- Direct & pay-per-use primary care
- Health data & analytics
- Remote monitoring
- Therapeutics & wellness