Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of Amazon.Com Inc., speaks during the GeekWire Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
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Amazon said Thursday it will acquire One Medical for $18 a share, in an all-cash deal valuing the primary health care provider at roughly $3.9 billion.
Neil Lindsay, senior vice president of Amazon Health Services, said in a statement that by acquiring One Medical, Amazon hopes to reinvent the “healthcare experience,” from how people book appointments, to the experience of being seen by a physician.
“We see lots of opportunity to both improve the quality of the experience and give people back valuable time in their days,” Lindsay said. “We love inventing to make what should be easy easier and we want to be one of the companies that helps dramatically improve the healthcare experience over the next several years.”
Amir Dan Rubin, One Medical’s CEO, said in a statement there is an “immense opportunity to make the health care experience more accessible, affordable and even enjoyable for patients, providers, and payers.”
Shares of 1Life Healthcare, One Medical’s parent, skyrocketed 70% in premarket trading, after they were briefly halted following the announcement of the deal. Amazon’s stock rose more than 1%.
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