Amazon’s Just Walk Out Technology to be Deployed in Hospitals for Cashierless Checkout

Amazon is expanding its Just Walk Out technology to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, allowing employees to pay for items with their work badge without having to wait in line. The latest version of the Just Walk Out system lets healthcare employees pay for items at on-site cafes using their work badge, according to a blog post by Amazon. The technology is also being rolled out to St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia, where hospital visitors can shop at JWO-enabled stores using credit cards, debit cards, and mobile wallets.

Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology allows shoppers to enter a store by scanning an app and exit without needing to stand in a checkout line. Cameras and sensors track what items shoppers select and charge them when they leave. Some newer iterations of the technology remove the need for shoppers to scan an app, instead relying on cameras and sensors to identify the items they take.

The deployment of Just Walk Out technology in hospitals is part of Amazon’s efforts to expand its cashierless checkout system beyond its own stores and into other retail environments. The company has been pitching its cashierless checkout technology to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, as well as to airports, stadiums, and other public venues.

Some may raise concerns about data privacy, but Amazon assures medical facilities of robust security measures. Only itemized receipts are generated, and no personal information is stored. Additionally, the system can be customized to comply with HIPAA regulations, further addressing privacy concerns.

Amazon is bringing its Just Walk Out technology to hospitals, allowing employees to pay for items with their work badge without waiting in line. Hospital visitors can also shop at JWO-enabled stores using credit cards, debit cards, and mobile wallets. The deployment of Just Walk Out technology in hospitals is part of Amazon’s efforts to expand its cashierless checkout system beyond its own stores and into other retail environments.