Amazon hires former FDA exec for secret health care team

From Engadget - March 17, 2018

His LinkedIn profile describes him as a "physician executive empowering consumers via sustainable health data ecosystems," and the last job in his list is SVP/Chief Digital Health and Intelligence Officer at Michigan's Trinity Health. Kass-Hout was FDA's health informatics head for three years from 2013 to 2016, but before that he also worked for the CDC in the same capacity.

Since other tech titans like Apple are also developing ways to make it easier to access your medical history, Amazon working on a similar project does not sound far-fetched. As CNBC noted, medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the US -- a quick way to get a person's medical records could mean the difference between life and death.


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