Amazon in the News: 5 Movements in Healthcare


From finding a leader for its cloud technology sector to advocating alongside health systems for a permanent hospital care-at-home program, here are five steps Amazon took in health care in April, like reported it Becker Hospital Review.

  1. On April 1, Amazon posted six new job postings related to its healthcare business.
  2. Nathan Starr, DO, medical director of home services at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, explained how his coalition with Amazon and Ascension is advocating for a permanent hospital care-at-home program.
  3. Amazon has posted a job opening for an Executive Health Advisor with a background in clinical operations and experience working with healthcare provider organizations and their C-level teams. The advisor would serve as a liaison between healthcare organizations. healthcare nonprofits and Amazon Web Services to drive industry adoption of cloud technology.
  4. In an April 20 interview with Medical Design and Outsourcing, Amazon Web Services Medical Director Taha Kass-Hout, MD said cloud computing will be key to solving the biggest problems in healthcare. Dr. Kass-Hout said cloud computing and innovations in health technologies will improve access to care and health equity.
  5. On April 21, Amazon announced the launch of a billion-dollar industry innovation fund to encourage new ideas and solutions in customer processing, logistics and supply chain and the creation of new technologies. . One of the startups backed by the fund is data analytics and wearables company Modjoul. Modjoul creates wearable safety technology to reduce common workplace injuries.

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