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Amazon Payments Engineering Director Moves To Healthcare Sector

Amazon’s payments platform engineering director Doub Hebenthal announced earlier this week that he was leaving the company to become the senior vice president at Emdeon. Hebenthal’s new organization provides payment solutions and patient management systems for healthcare.

GeekWire spoke with Hebenthal about the transition, and the former Amazonian explained that he was intrigued by Emdeon because that role has a more outward focus on customers, which better aligns with his experience.

Hebenthal explained that in terms of his new role, “For me, ultimately what it came down to is the possibility to make a huge impact on something that impacts everybody.”

Additionally, the organization provides a variety of payments services to customers such as doctors, healthcare payers and pharmacies.

Prior to working at Amazon, Hebenthal worked at Microsoft for over 20 years. According to the news source, he was one of the original members of the Xbox team and helped Microsoft in its early internet efforts.

Just last month, PayPal president David Marcus left for a position at Facebook. At the time, reports said that the move was seen as an indication that Facebook planned to monetize its messaging products, given Marcus’ background in payments.

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