Amazon Web Services on Thursday announced the general launch of Amazon HealthLake, a service which allows health institutions to use cloud-based storage and management of health information. It is part Amazon Web Services’ AWS for Health initiative, that offers specialized cloud services for biopharma, healthcare as well as genomics clients.
HealthLake is a HIPAA-compliant service that allows organizations to leverage non-structured health information. It makes use of it’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) industry standard to format data and allow companies to transfer data from their on-premise systems to secure web-based database. It employs machine learning to analyse the medical terminology and clinical data and provides standard labels for data that make it simpler to find and analyze. Once all that is accomplished, AWS customers can then utilize machine learning and analytics to study the newly structured data.
AWS is bringing Amazon HealthLake into GA for managing health information
This service first introduced in December, at Amazon’s ReInvent conference. The vice president of AWS in charge of AI, Matt Wood, explained that the health sector is hindered by the fact data is dispersed across many repositories that have different formats. This requires months or weeks to prepare stage, transform, and stage the data.
Customers who have used HealthLake to date include Rush University Medical Center, that has utilized HealthLake as part of their Covid-19 responses. Cortica offers healthcare services for children suffering from autism and other neurological disorders and other brain disorders, has utilized it to gain greater insight into the treatment development for its clients.