The recent announcement that Jeff Bezos would be stepping down as the CEO of Amazon has caused some to question what his departure will mean for the future of the company’s foray into healthcare. But Jeff Bezos was never the future of Amazon Health.

Though he was the brains behind the operation’s initial conception, other Amazon employees were heading up the company’s healthcare efforts. A few weeks before Bezos said he was stepping down, it was the head of Amazon’s consumer business, Dave Clark, who reached out to President Joe Biden offering to assist in the widespread Covid-19 vaccination effort. And just days before Bezos broke his news, it was a medical officer at Amazon Health who participated in a seed funding round for HealthTensor, an artificial intelligence startup developing an AI-powered clinical diagnosis software.

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