Amazon elevates former Prime boss Neil Lindsay to run well being efforts

The Amazon Pharmacy house display screen on a smartphone organized within the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.

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Amazon’s former Prime boss has been moved to a job overseeing the corporate’s well being efforts.

Neil Lindsay final month was elevated to senior vice chairman of well being and model inside Amazon’s worldwide client enterprise, in accordance with his LinkedIn profile and folks aware of the transfer.

Lindsay’s obligations now embody overseeing Amazon’s mixed well being care efforts, together with its on-line pharmacy, telehealth and well being diagnostics items, in accordance with an individual aware of the matter. He continues to supervise Amazon’s international model and advertising efforts, stated this individual, who declined to be recognized discussing inner firm issues.

Lindsay has held roles throughout plenty of divisions throughout his greater than 11 years at Amazon, together with heading up the corporate’s key Prime subscription enterprise and managing worldwide advertising. He additionally helped form the branding for common Amazon gadgets just like the Kindle e-reader, together with the Hearth and Echo merchandise.

Lindsay sits on the “S-team,” a extremely influential group of executives that report back to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy.

Amazon is tapping Lindsay to guide its well being efforts as the corporate deepens its presence within the well being care trade. The corporate final yr launched Amazon Pharmacy, which seeks to make it simpler to order prescriptions on-line and was a results of its 2018 acquisition of PillPack.

Amazon’s telehealth service, generally known as Amazon Care, began as a pilot program for a few of its workers. Earlier this yr, Amazon expanded this system for all workers nationally, and started providing it to different corporations for his or her workers

The corporate has additionally sought to draw well being care corporations to make use of its cloud-computing providers to handle their huge quantities of knowledge. In the meantime, Amazon has added new well being care purposes to its Alexa voice assistant and rolled out a well being and health tracker, referred to as Halo.

Earlier this yr, Amazon stated it was winding down Haven, its three way partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan. Haven had been touted three years in the past as an incubator to enhance employer well being applications.

Amazon would not get away issues like prescription gross sales or the variety of Halo gadgets its offered.

However analysts anticipate well being care to be a priceless enterprise for the corporate over time. Loop Capital analysts estimated Amazon may develop its income by $72 billion by means of additional well being care enlargement.

–Alex Sherman contributed reporting to this story

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