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Amazon Clinic: Revolutionizing Healthcare At Your Fingertips

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Pat Miller

Founder of the Idea Collective Small Business Incubator

In November of last year, Amazon dropped a bombshell in the healthcare industry by announcing their plans to dive headfirst into the world of telehealth.

Fast forward to today, and the highly-anticipated Amazon Clinic is rolling out, making telemedicine accessible to everyone with a browser. Yes, you heard it right – Amazon, the e-commerce giant that’s been selling everything under the sun, is now venturing into the world of healthcare.

It’s not surprising, really. Amazon has a knack for expanding its reach into every facet of our lives, and with healthcare being one of the largest industries in the United States, it was only a matter of time before they made their move. But why, you ask? Well, let’s put on our Amazon thinking caps for a moment.

Healthcare is a colossal industry, accounting for a significant chunk of the U.S. economy. By offering telemedicine services, Amazon not only gains access to your health records but also becomes a part of your healthcare decision-making process. When you consult with a telehealth provider, they can even prescribe medications, which can conveniently be delivered alongside your other Amazon purchases. Picture this: you’re feeling under the weather, and within hours, your prescribed medication arrives at your doorstep along with that new book you ordered – the ultimate convenience.

For those who don’t have a current healthcare provider, Amazon Clinic could be a godsend. It has the potential to reduce the time you spend waiting at pharmacies or trying to schedule an appointment with a doctor.

Now, I know what you might be thinking – this sounds like a corporate power play. And to some extent, it is. But let’s not forget the beauty of capitalism. When a major player like Amazon enters a new sector, it tends to apply pressure on existing providers to up their game. Competition breeds innovation, and if Amazon’s entry into healthcare results in improvements to the overall healthcare experience, we all stand to benefit.

So, keep an eye out for Amazon Clinic. It might already be available, or the launch could be imminent. In any case, Jeff Bezos and his team are making significant moves, and it’s safe to say that the way we access healthcare is on the verge of transformation.

Contributed by

Pat Miller

Founder Of The Idea Collective Small Business Incubator

Pat spent two decades in broadcasting management and hosting. After leaving the radio industry, he spent time consulting small businesses and realized the support system for entrepreneurs was broken. Where could you find help for improving small businesses and building real connections with other like-minded people. In June of 2020, the Idea Collective Small Business Incubator was born.