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From: Oldbasalt9/25/2017 10:46:28 AM
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Has anyone heard any more updates on Amazon's 1492 healthcare efforts. Seems to be running under the radar with only very high level PR releases with not much detail.

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To: Oldbasalt who wrote (162863)9/25/2017 9:37:12 PM
From: Glenn Petersen
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There has been no hard news on 1492 since CNBC first broke the story of the project's existence. Some speculation from Goldman Sachs:

Goldman Sachs breaks down how Amazon can jump on healthcare
  • CNBC has reported on Amazon's early moves in the health sector, starting with the $560 billion prescription drug market.
  • Goldman Sachs says Amazon might start by partnering with a pharmacy benefit manager.
Christina Farr | @chrissyfarr
Published 5:30 PM ET Fri, 11 Aug 2017



Shannon Stapleton | Reuters
Jeff Bezos
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Amazon is speeding its efforts to crack the health care market, hiring a number of high-profile executives, testing Echo technology in top hospitals and creating a secret "1492" team dedicated to health-technology opportunities like telemedicine and electronic medical records.

Goldman Sachs is now out with a 30-page report from five research analysts on Amazon's likely ambitions in the $560 billion prescription drug market. The note cites CNBC's reporting on the 1492 group and Amazon's hiring of a general manager to lead its pharmacy unit.

Here are some of the key insights from the report:
  • Rather than replacing pharmacies right away, Amazon might start by partnering with a pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), which acts as an intermediary between payers, like health insurers, and the rest of the health system. That would provide "access to patient data and the potential to cross-sell related products."
  • Amazon could ultimately improve price transparency for the consumer and reduce out-of-pocket drug costs. But it would likely start by speeding up the drug delivery process and facilitating at-home delivery.
  • Amazon could also become an online pharmacy, retail and online pharmacy, integrated PBM and online pharmacy, or handle drug distribution to pharmacies.
  • One potential -- and overlooked -- challenge for Amazon might be the so-called "age gap." Amazon's customers tend to be younger and healthier than people who typically take prescription drugs.
  • Amazon could move into digital health by using the Echo in clinical settings and developing tools for telemedicine and remote patient monitoring. "Imagine seeing a virtual doctor on your Amazon app, having it prescribe you a certain medication, and then tapping a 'buy now' button -- all without leaving your home."



cnbc.com

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From: Sr K9/26/2017 1:45:28 AM
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WSJ article and this caption on page 1:

Amazon Music listeners will now be able to ask Alexa to DJ on-the-go. Amazon.com said it would launch the personal assistant technology in its mobile music streaming apps on Tuesday.

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From: JakeStraw9/27/2017 9:50:19 AM
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Amazon gets its most bullish Wall Street call yet: $1,400 price forecast
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From: AshAlloway9/27/2017 3:04:40 PM
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I found this interesting graph which shows Amazon's fulfillment centers and job creation. Source - AS Amazon

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From: JakeStraw9/27/2017 3:41:48 PM
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Amazon and BMW announced today that Amazon Alexa will be available in BMW and MINI vehicles starting in mid-2018. Ask Alexa in-car to get directions, call a business, play music or Audible content, control your smart home, check the news, and more while you’re on the go – without downloading a separate app.
markets.siliconinvestor.com

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From: JakeStraw9/27/2017 3:43:38 PM
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Introducing the Next Generation of Echo: the All-New Amazon Echo and Echo Plus
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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (162864)9/28/2017 1:20:25 PM
From: Oldbasalt
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Thx. Makes sense - chasing the biggest and lowest hanging fruit first. Curious to see what other hardware items they identify as their first move opportunities.

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From: Sr K9/28/2017 9:15:51 PM
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Thursday Night NFL Football on Prime is going well. Excellent audio, for what is the CBS feed.

But when I switch to CBS TV, their volume is too low.

Now, a weather delay, for lightning.

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From: ProThinker9/28/2017 9:46:25 PM
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Looks like only a little upside left for Amazon.











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