Amazon Eyes Healthcare With Secret Unit Called 1492
According to CNBC, Amazon has a team called “1492” that is dedicated to healthcare . The unit has been developing hardware devices and software applications related to electronic medical records, telemedicine and other health-related issues. Some of the possibilities assumed are that Amazon is looking into (1) selling pharmaceuticals, (2) streamlining medical records management and (3) developing a telemedicine platform to allow those that have limited access to doctors to take advantage of virtual consultations. The news follows the launch of Oscar’s Clinical Dashboard, a tool that gives doctors a holistic view into a patient’s medical journey and flags clinically relevant information that they need to know. Because electronic health records do not include data on emergency room visits or telemedicine consultations; to name two. Bottom Line: “Work hard. Have fun. Make history”. That’s life according to Jeff. This Jeff.