Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company announced Amazon HealthLake, a HIPAA-eligible service for health care and life sciences organizations. Amazon HealthLake aggregates an organization’s complete data across various silos and disparate formats into a centralized AWS data lake and automatically normalizes this information using machine learning. Organizations such as health care systems, pharmaceutical companies, clinical researchers, health insurers, and more can use Amazon HealthLake to help spot trends and anomalies in health data so they can make much more precise predictions about the progression of disease, the efficacy of clinical trials, the accuracy of insurance premiums, and many other applications.
The service identifies each piece of clinical information, tags, and indexes events in a timeline view with standardized labels so it can be easily searched. It also structures all of the data into the Fast Health care Interoperability Resources (FHIR) industry standard format for a complete view of the health of individuals and entire populations. As a result, Amazon HealthLake makes it easier for customers to query, perform analytics, and run machine learning to derive meaningful value from the newly normalized data.
For 14 years, AWS has offered a comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 175 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 77 Availability Zones (AZs). AWS services are available within 24 geographic regions, with announced plans for 18 more Availability Zones and six more AWS Regions.
This was reported by Amazon on December 8, 2020.