Together, the three partners will combine resources to create an independent company that will initially focus on “technology solutions” to provide “high-quality and transparent health care at a reasonable cost.”

“Amazon is well poised to enter, and disrupt, the health care industry as we know it,” Forrester Senior Analyst Kate McCarthy said in an email. “They have the scale and digital and customer experience capacity to bring efficiencies and improvements to the industry that are long overdue.”