Monday, August 13, 2018

How Amazon’s internal healthcare clinics could save money and make its employees healthier – GeekWire

How Amazon’s internal healthcare clinics could save money and make its employees healthier – GeekWire: Amazon has disrupted everything from bookstores to internet infrastructure — and made a lot of money along the way. But now the company is taking aim at a particularly thorny problem: healthcare. Its latest endeavor is a plan for in-house healthcare clinics, which will reportedly be piloted at its headquarters in Seattle. And this plan could save the company a lot of money.

“Frankly, the bar is really low,” said Ryan Schmid,�CEO of Vera Whole Health, which operates corporate clinics for companies across the country. Innovation in primary care, the average doctor’s visit, is becoming a huge focus of bringing down costs, Schmid said.

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