Amazon’s healthcare ambitions: 6 recent developments

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From planning to scale its direct care delivery service to recruiting new leaders to lead its healthcare ecosystem, Amazon continues to build its presence in the healthcare industry. Here are the company’s six most recent health moves, as reported by Becker’s.

  1. Amazon Web Services is seeking a Lead Physician to join its healthcare team to engage with key leaders from various healthcare organizations to facilitate their adoption of AWS services for medical imaging, telemedicine and analytics .
  2. Aaron Martin, former chief digital officer at Providence, based in Renton, Wash., is leaving healthcare on March 25 to join Amazon as vice president of healthcare.
  3. Amazon Pharmacy has created MedsYourWay, a discounted savings card, to help members of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Florida Blue and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to save on prescriptions.
  4. Amazon Alexa has partnered with Teladoc to connect patients to doctors through Echo devices.
  5. Amazon Web Services will support the effort to donate 50 Medtronic GI Genius smart endoscopy modules to facilities that primarily serve communities with low screening rates or where access to this technology is not currently available.
  6. Amazon Care has rolled out virtual health services nationwide and is preparing to launch in-person services for more than 20 new cities in 2022.
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