Amazon has continued its move into the health care sector by hiring star cardiologist Maulik Majmudar.
Majmudar announced his new role via Twitter stating, “Very emotional day: After decade of medical training (@NorthwesternMed @HopkinsMedicine @BrighamWomens), five years on the faculty @MGHMedicine and @harvardmed, leading #digitalhealth @mgh_htl, I have decided to leave academia to take on an exciting & challenging role @amazon.”
Prior to his new role, Majmudar worked as a cardiologist and associate director of the healthcare transformation lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and lectured at MIT. He did not share exactly what department he would be joining.
This latest move by the retail giant comes after a number of other health-care hires, as they enter the $3 trillion health care industry.
“The company also has an interest in bringing down health costs for its employees through its partnership with J.P Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway,” wrote CNBC in a recent article.
Many of Amazon’s seasonal temps are in their 50s, 60, and 70s. With amazon stepping into health care and CNBC previously reporting that the company is working on building out employee health clinics, working for Amazon could have many benefits for the elderly who may have exhausted savings, loss their health insurance, or are looking for something to do after retirement.
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