Amazon to Shut Down Telehealth Unit

Amazon Inc. is closing a telehealth service it built in-house for employees and businesses as the company looks to retool its healthcare offerings following the purchase last month of a line of primary care clinics.

The technology giant Wednesday said it had decided to shut down the business by year-end because it didn’t meet the needs of potential business customers Amazon is targeting. The unit has operated primarily as a telehealth service used by Amazon workers that in some areas could dispatch medical providers to patient homes.