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.
- On April 1, Amazon posted six new job postings related to its healthcare business.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.