In November of 2017 I wrote this about what Amazon might do next…
Amazon Health is a mobile application that each of my staff has. They can link to Apple Health and Google Fit to pull in their tracking information. This allows for health-based competitions with one another (who got in more steps today?) as well as with other companies.
This becomes a great way for us to develop an even closer relationship with our clients. For the first time, I’m able to see my insurance and medical information in one application.
One of the things which differentiates Amazon Health is that my health and fitness journey is handled through online video visits with fitness trainers, nutritionists, mental health professionals, and primary care physicians. In some cases, a nurse or even a physician is dispatched to my home following the online visit. I have found that a great deal of my health doesn’t require sitting in waiting rooms. Plus, it’s eliminated my need to travel for medications and food.
You can find the article on my old blog or on HealthSystemCIO.com.
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