Amazon’s Latest Ambition: To Be a Major Hospital Supplier
SAN FRANCISCO — Have you suddenly started getting porch snapshots from your Amazon delivery person? You’re not alone.
Amazon.com Inc. is pushing to turn its nascent medical-products business into a major supplier to U.S. hospitals and outpatient clinics that could compete with distributors of items ranging from gauze to hip implants.
Amazon has invited hospital executives to its Seattle headquarters on several occasions, most recently in late January, to sound out ideas for expanding its business-to-business marketplace, Amazon Business, into one where hospitals could shop to stock outpatient locations, operating suites and emergency rooms,…
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