An Amazon spokesperson told CNBC: “As we’ve developed Amazon Business, we’ve used our working-backwards methodology for consumers in addition to applied in which to the needs of business customers in addition to sellers. One of the ways we do This particular can be convening advisory boards by across the industry to give us feedback so we can continue innovating on behalf of customers.”
The health-care supply chain can be well-entrenched in addition to will be hard to break into, according to one expert. “The hospital in addition to health-care systems have entangling alliances with their existing purchasing in addition to supply chain partners,” said Tom Cassels, head of strategy in addition to business development at Leidos Health. “in which’s very difficult to replicate the Amazon buying experience in health care,” he said.
For right now, the sweet spot for Amazon Business in health care can be smaller practices, such as dental offices, free-standing ambulatory surgery centers in addition to smaller physician practices, where the licensed providers appreciate the convenience in addition to affordability.
Even then, several of the physicians interviewed by CNBC said they were sticking with their existing distributor for most supplies, although relying on Amazon for some items, or in emergencies.
Amazon told CNBC in which in which serves health practices of all sizes: “Amazon Business serves healthcare customers of all sizes, by large IDNs [integrated delivery networks, meaning systems in which provide both medical services in addition to a health insurance plan to patients] to smaller- in addition to medium-sized community hospitals. We also serve customers by physician in addition to dental offices to senior living in addition to long-term care facilities.”