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Cerner senior exec: Amazon cloud partnership is driving Cerner's shift to become digital platform company


Heather Landi

As part of a new deal with Amazon, Cerner is letting users of Amazon's new Halo fitness tracker share wearable data directly with their providers. It's just one example of how the health IT company is expanding beyond its traditional medical records business as part of a broader strategic partnership with Amazon.

A year ago, Cerner announced a collaboration with Amazon's cloud business, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cerner plans to tap into Amazon's expertise in customer experience and its artificial intelligence capabilities to drive future growth for its health IT business.

The tie-up with Amazon includes migrating many of the health IT company's solutions to the public cloud.

But, more broadly, it's also...

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