Amazon Introduces AWS for Health

Posted on July 22nd, 2021



The Cloud division of Amazon has introduced Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Health, a portfolio of partner solutions and services for healthcare, biopharma and genomics.

Amazon states the set of solutions will assist to quicken innovation from "benchtop to bedside".

The move from the giant can very well be understood− to move further into the life sciences and healthcare markets. Besides Amazon, even the companies such as Google and Microsoft are making efforts to provide solutions which is a good sign to the industry.

Patrick Combes, director, head of technology-healthcare and life sciences at AWS said, "AWS for health gives established and easily manageable abilities that aid firms enhance the speed of innovation, unlock the goodness of health statistics and develop more tailored methods to healing."

AWS for Health can assist healthcare clients in creating comprehensive electronic health records to aid healthcare professionals in creating data-driven care methods. It also energizes population genomic plans to increase precision medication accessibility.

Last week, as part of AWS for Health, Amazon declared the general availability of Amazon HealthLake- a tool to ease searching and analyzing data for healthcare companies.

Amazon HealthcareLake, announced in December, is a HIPAA-eligible service for life sciences and healthcare organizations. It aggregates the company’s complete information across several silos and different structures into a centralized AWS data lake and mechanically stabilizes this info using machine learning.

The service recognizes each piece of clinical info, tags and catalogues proceedings in a timeline view with standardized markings so it can easily be searched. It also structures all the information into the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), an industry-standard structure for a comprehensive picture of the health of individual patients and total populations.

Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of Amazon Machine Learning for AWS said, “More and more of our customers in the healthcare and life sciences space are looking to organize and make sense of their reams of data, but are finding this process challenging and cumbersome.”

He further said, "We built Amazon HealthLake to remove this heavy lifting for healthcare organizations so they can transform health data in the cloud in minutes and begin analyzing that information securely at scale. Alongside AWS for Health, we’re excited about how Amazon HealthLake can help medical providers, health insurers, and pharmaceutical companies provide patients and populations with data-driven, personalized, and predictive care."

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