Amazon hires Prime executives to lead joint healthcare department
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to Modern Healthcare that Amazon has launched a central department to integrate its various healthcare businesses.
The combined healthcare organization is led by Neil Lindsay, the former senior vice president of Amazon’s Prime business.
According to an Amazon spokesperson, Lindsay served as the senior vice president of Amazon’s healthcare organization last month, and now he is responsible for Amazon’s pharmacy, care and diagnostics business. Lindsay has led various marketing departments at Amazon for the past 11 years, and continues to lead Amazon’s global brand and fixed marketing efforts.
Lindsay’s new healthcare role was first NBC Finance Channel.
An Amazon spokesperson said that the integration of Amazon’s healthcare work into a unified structure will support the company’s commitment to developing a new “customer-centric” approach to provide patients with access to healthcare services, products and medicines.
Amazon’s latest healthcare initiative is different from Google, which is another tech giant that has been making progress in healthcare.Google reorganized in August Dissolve its Google Health departmentLaunched in 2018, but chose to allocate health projects and teams to other areas of the company, including research, search, and equipment departments.
Even after Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon continues to enter the healthcare sector Disbanded their healthcare joint venture At the beginning of the year.
Amazon signed the first batch of customers for Amazon Care this year, Amazon Care is a healthcare service sold to employer health plans, and continues to work on Amazon Pharmacy, which is a delivery service Launched at the end of last year. In recent years, the company has also been closing deals to bring its Alexa voice assistant and cloud service Enter a healthcare organization.
According to the earnings results announced in October, Amazon’s net sales in the third quarter of 2021 were US$110.8 billion, a year-on-year increase of 15.3%, and operating income was US$4.9 billion, lower than the US$6.2 billion in the third quarter of last year. Amazon did not list its healthcare products and services in its quarterly earnings results.