Amazon is set to execute the largest acquisition of a healthcare company to date. Struggling in the public market, bleeding money, and desperate to find a buyer, One Medical is poised to be bought out by Amazon. Although this will keep the troubled organization afloat and preserve customers’ coverage, many are concerned about the privacy implications of surrendering patient data to the tech giant. One Medical The membership-based primary care provider offers customers “24/7 access to virtual care.” As a relatively new entity founded in 2007 in an emerging telehealth market, One Medical is contracted with more than 8,000 companies to offer services to their employees in 16 U.S. markets. Combining in-person and virtual care, One Medical attempts to make healthcare affordable and accessible.
As of May 2022, the company had about 767,000 members. With the help of Amazon, that number wil...
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