Report: Amazon Secretly Developing Health Care Technology
Amazon is secretly developing new health care technology as part of a program called 1492, according to CNBC. Researchers are reportedly testing virtual doctor visits and electronic medical records. The Seattle-based team is also looking into health-related software for existing hardware like Echo and Dash Wand. Amazon is posting job opportunities for the secretive team under the keyword “a1.492” and characterizing it as a “special projects” team. Amazon did not respond to CNBC’s request for comment.