Amazon’s latest health care hire is a master of bringing technology into the clinic

'Putting innovations into practice is the part that gets me really excited,'
Source: Jeff Chiu/AP

Dr. Maulik Majmudar has spent years toiling on a task Amazon must master to disrupt the nation’s health care industry: getting physicians to incorporate novel technologies into their practices.

This week, he announced he is taking a new job with the ecommerce giant following several years incubating new technologies at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In an interview with STAT Monday, Majmudar, the former associate director of the health care transformation lab at Mass. General, said the job at Amazon offers a chance to

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