Bruce Japsen is a contributing editor for HealthLeaders.
Photo credit: Customers waiting to enter the Amazon Go store in Seattle, during opening day on January 22, 2018, with glass sphere building in the background, at the Seattle Amazon headquarters. (Editorial credit: VDB Photos / Shutterstock.com)
Amazon's launch of new 'urban grocery stores' could serve as a possible beachhead for expansion into outpatient medical care services.
Amazon plans to offer goods besides food in the grocery stores, creating a potential entry point for it to get into brick-and-mortar retail healthcare.