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Amazon plans to expand Amazon Care, its virtual and house call care service, to employees in all 50 states this summer. It will also begin marketing the service to other employers.

The online retailer launched the service as a pilot for its Seattle-based employees two years ago, initially offering urgent care and then progressing to primary care and management of chronic conditions.

The company announced last week that it would also expand its network of employee clinics operated by Crossover Health to five regions in Texas, Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan, and California. It hasn’t yet hinted at how it might bundle the two separate endeavors together.


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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


Care and social services coordination software company Unite Us reaches unicorn status with a $150 million Series C funding round.


Harmonize Health raises $10 million in a Series A funding round. The two year-old, San Francisco-based company offers an integrated solution for remote patient monitoring, chronic care management, and outcomes tracking for elderly and high-risk patients.


Strive Health, which focuses on kidney care optimization using analytics and care navigators, raises $140 million in a Series B funding round led by CapitalG.

Announcements and Implementations


Greenway Health announces GA of GRS Select, a suite of customizable RCM services aimed at helping practices recover from COVID-induced losses.


Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging in Las Vegas implements OpenDoctor’s online appointment scheduling software for its nine locations.



Kaiser Permanente physician Linda Shiue, MD recounts her path from traditional physician to author of “Spicebox Kitchen,” a cookbook that aims to show “how a stash of spices can act as the cook’s equivalent to a doctor’s bag.” (Check out her KP profile page for tons of recipes.) She recounts: “I started writing recipes for my patients … on my prescription pad, which felt very radical. … Even with all the kind of highfalutin medical training I’ve had, those recipes were what earned me the most passionate letters of gratitude from patients.”

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