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Amazon ‘mulls’ deeper health tech invasion with stealth skunkworks

Amazon is gearing up to take advantage of the burgeoning market for personal healthcare technology, but has been warned not to underestimate the power of the incumbent enterprise market in hospitals.

The e‑commerce giant has been running a skunkworks lab called 1492 that’s dedicated to healthcare tech, and is advertising for roles including a machine learning director with experience in healthcare IT, it’s reported.

We’re told the lab was developing software and hardware, with an emphasis on creating the infrastructure to manage electronic medical records, provide remote doctor visits for patients and build products to work with its smart speaker Amazon Echo.

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