Details about Amazon’s ambitions in healthcare are still sparse at this point, but the online retail giant appears to be building an all-star team to lead the new venture.
Earlier this year Amazon announced a partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to create a new venture aimed at lowering healthcare costs and improving quality for employees. The company is also reportedly looking to give traditional medical suppliers a run for their money.
CNBC reported late last week that Amazon quietly hired Taha Kass-Hout, MD, a former FDA chief health informatics officer, to serve in a business development role focusing on healthcare projects. The report cited an unnamed source with knowledge of the hire. Kass-Hout joins Babak Parviz, a former Google X director who joined Amazon in 2014 as a vice president
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