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Amazon set up health team to explore healthcare

Original title: Amazon set up health field team: voice assistant Alexa changes healthcare

In the morning of May 11, Beijing time, US financial media CNBC reported that Amazon has set up a 'health wellness' team in its subordinate Alexa, which will further explore the field of health care. According to Amazon's internal documents, the team is part of Alexa domain.

According to an internal Amazon document obtained by CNBC, the team currently has more than 10 staff members. The project leader is Rachel Jiang, who has worked in Amazon for five years and was responsible for video, advertising and other businesses in the past.

Members of the team also include Missy Krasner, a former box health executive, and Larry ockene, a senior engineer. Larry ockene is Amazon's own technician with ten years of working experience. Another manager is Yvonne Chou, who has been working in Amazon for eight years. He is mainly responsible for postal membership services, clothing products, retail, etc.

According to people familiar with the matter, the main task of the team is to improve the performance of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, so that it can play an important role in the field of health care. Of course, this needs to be operated under the regulations and data privacy requirements formulated by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). The core of the work is likely to be the transformation of traditional healthcare industry through home Amazon echo devices. At present, the team focuses on diabetes management, neonatal and maternal care, aging issues, etc., and ensures that there will be appropriate supervision to meet the user's data privacy requirements.

Although Amazon has not publicly talked about this' health and healthcare 'team, the establishment of this team indicates that Amazon will integrate Alexa voice technology with digital health technology.

A spokesman for Amazon declined to comment on the news so far.