Amazon launches HealthLake in general availability

VentureBeat

Kyle Wiggers

Amazon today announced the general availability of HealthLake, a HIPAA-eligible (compliant by default) service for health care and life sciences organizations to ingest, store, query, and analyze health data. First launched in preview last December at Amazon’s re:Invent conference, HealthLake leverages machine learning to extract medical information from unstructured data and organize, index, and store that information in chronological order.

Health care organizations are increasingly embracing emerging technologies, including the cloud and big data analytics. In a recent survey, 95% of executives in the industry said trends like automation, cybersecurity, and hybrid cloud will impact how they provide patient care in the future. Cost savings is a motivator — particularly when it comes to the cloud. One report found that...

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