Amazon announces launch of new Health Condition Programs for chronic conditions

Amazon has announced the launch of its new Health Condition Programs for chronic conditions, enabling customers to “discover and enrol in the digital health benefits available through their employer or insurance plan for conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure”.

By partnering with companies from the digital health domain, Amazon aims to make it easier for customers to check their eligibility for health programmes and enrol upon them; through the new offering, customers of Omada Health – one of Amazon’s launch partners – are now able to enrol in programmes through the Amazon Health webpage.

By expanding these partnerships, Amazon hopes to “help customers discover the benefits available to them and bring high quality care to more customers”.

When enrolling onto the program, customers can expect access to a personal care team, connected devices to help them manage their conditions, and a community forum for member support.

Aaron Martin, vice president of healthcare at Amazon, comments: “Amazon wants to make it easier for people to get and stay healthy, and part of that is making it easier to discover the products, services, and professionals that can help them do that. Many people aren’t aware of the health care benefits they’re eligible for, that are typically no cost or subsidized by their employer or insurance plan. When customers are shopping for health-related products on Amazon, we can surface these additional health care benefits to them to provide even more support in improving their health, at no additional cost.”

To learn more about the new programs, please click here.

In November, we reported on the launch of Amazon’s One Medical, a healthcare benefit for Prime members, which provides “24/7 on-demand virtual care nationwide and easy to schedule office visits at any of One Medical’s hundreds of locations across the U.S.”.