Amazon-JPMorgan-Berkshire health venture snags first female exec

The joint health company formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase hired its first female executive, CNBC reports.

The organization hired Dana Safran, the former chief performance measurement and improvement officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. She will begin her tenure at the health venture early next year as "head of measurement," a spokesperson for the company confirmed to CNBC.

Ms. Safran's appointment suggests the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health venture's decision-making will be largely data-driven. CNBC speculates the hiring move will also lend the organization more expertise if it decides to take on traditional health insurers.

Ms. Safran's hiring marks the third executive appointment for the health company. In June, the CEOs of Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan named Atul Gawande, MD, CEO of the organization, and hired former Comcast executive Jack Stoddard as COO in September.

With Ms. Safran on board, the organization's executive team has grown to at least four employees and is actively recruiting senior leaders, CNBC reports.

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