AWS partners with ‘world’s largest’ health technology company

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Cerner, one of the “world’s largest” health technology companies, to help crack the adoption of healthcare to the cloud.

Amazon’s aim is to help healthcare providers use data better regarding health predictions about patient populations; enabling hospitals to gather and analyse large volumes of clinical data to improve patients’ health outcomes and lower treatment costs, according to CNBC.

CNBC revealed AWS has taken steps to protect health information so that its services meet the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Jonathan Hirsch, co-founder of Syapse, said to CNBC: “Healthcare players are taking them seriously and (are) willing to work with them.”

Hirsch also noted Cerner would be “a major vote of confidence” for AWS.

Written by Leah Alger