Amazon has a secret health tech team called 1492
July 27, 2017
“Amazon reportedly has a secret healthcare team exploring new technology opportunities in healthcare, including both hardware and software projects, according to CNBC.
The experimental lab is headquartered in Seattle and named 1492, two sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. Its team of researchers is looking at ways to extract data from legacy EHRs to make that information available to patients and their physicians.
The group is also reportedly exploring building a platform for telemedicine and health applications on Amazon hardware, including its Echo and Dash Wand. The sources said it was not clear whether Amazon is developing any new health devices, but they would not rule it out.”