No longer just an online retail outlet, Amazon is branching out into the health care industry, according to a new report by CNBC.
Amazon has set up a new “stealth team” in Seattle, Washington, that is focused on ways to create electronic medical records systems available to both patients and physicians, and a “telemedicine” platform that would allow patients to have “virtual consultations” with doctors online.
The new stealth team has is being called “1492” and is reportedly searchable on the jobs site under the keyword “a1.492.” Multiple job listings can be found involving the project, including a UX Design Manager and a machine learning director who has experienced in healthcare IT and an understanding of electronic medical records.
Possibilities are also being considered on how to using existing Amazon hardware, such as Alexa, Echo and Dash Wand for health applications.
Amazon Web Services is also going after “cloud operation” contracts with large hospitals and pharmaceutical vendors, in competition with Microsoft and Google.
The company has already been selling medical supplies for years, and is considering expanding with its own pharmacy business as well, CNBC reported.
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