One more immediate reason that Amazon might be looking for a health privacy expert is to augment its efforts to bring its Alexa voice assistant to health care. The technology is not yet HIPAA compliant, which means developers aren’t able to record patients’ lab results or other types of health information in a clinical setting.
By Christina Farr | @chrissyfarr Published 18 Hours Ago Updated 14 Hours Ago |CNBC
Amazon is looking to hire an expert in a set of health privacy regulations known as HIPAA, according to a new job listing. The company is looking for a professional who can “own and operate” the security and compliance aspects of a new initiative. The person will also ensure that it meets HIPAA business associate agreement requirements, meaning Amazon intends to work with outside partners that manage personal health information. It is also hoping the new hire will provide a consultative resource for all health-care regulatory issues.