July 11, 2019

Amazon’s healthcare distribution system losing momentum

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

Though hospitals still expect to increase their supply purchases from Amazon in the next 3 years, the percentage of respondents to a UBS Group survey who are negotiating sourcing agreements with the retailer has declined from 11% in 2018 to 7% in 2019, the July 8 Bloomberg News reports.

Hospital supply-chain executives say Amazon’s medical distribution system is still “in its infancy,” and they cite issues with the lack of product tracking as a deterrent to purchasing.

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