Amazon and Providence are talking with a startup company called Xealth and at least two hospital networks about a pilot project that would let doctors recommend bundles of medical products to their patients before they’re sent home. The idea is that patients would be “prescribed” medical products and services which would then be delivered to patients’ homes upon discharge, according to several people familiar with the project.
The products would be fulfilled by Amazon Prime or another e-commerce company for those who do not have a Prime membership. Amazon Prime members would get discounts. The pilot could be launched in a few months.
This pilot project would help Amazon court a new demographic which would include patients with complex medical conditions, new mothers and people recovering from common procedures and surgeries. Read more at CNBC.