Amazon has recently acquired the Health Navigator which is a startup and develops APIs to provide online health services. Based on the report provided by Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC), Health navigator will be the part of the Amazon care and the pilot healthcare service program for their employees too. CNBC, first, has reported this deal. It is the 2nd health startup that is acquired by the Amazon. The 1st one was the online pharmacy named PillPack which was bought by them in 2018. Amazon bought PillPack for little less than $1 billion. The services of PillPack also have been integrated into the Amazon Care and it offers the deliveries of the prescriptions with treatment plans which are communicated remotely.
In addition, the platform of the Health Navigator was built so that it can be integrated into the online health services and it will include medical call as well as telemedicine centers to make the process more standardized to work with patients. Their platform will also include a tool based on natural language processing for documenting both health complaints as well as care recommendations. In addition, the platform is also integrated into the apps with APIs.
Health Navigator, the startup was first founded in 2014 by an expert physician named David Thompson. Though he has not yet made a public statement about this acquisition, but the Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) has reported that the company is telling their customers that their contracts will not be revived soon.