- Amazon has a secret skunkworks lab called 1492, dedicated to health care tech.
- Areas of exploration include a platform for electronic medical record data, telemedicine and health apps for existing devices like the Amazon Echo.
Some data merely appears useful, but isn’t. A classic example is call center talk-time. Call switching systems capture lots of data about caller and agent behaviors. Unfortunately, this has led some call center managers to obsess about talk-times as an indicator of staff productivity.
Helix will sequence your genes for $80 and lure app developers to sell you access to different parts of it.
- by Emily Mullin
- July 24, 2017