Amazon Web Services to launch HealthLake for healthcare organizations
The launch of HealthLake, cloud storage, and research service open to healthcare and life sciences organizations, was announced by Amazon Web Services. The service helps organizations, according to the company, to store, tag, index, standardize, query, and apply machine learning to analyze data in the cloud, as well as to structure information automatically into the FHIR standard of HL7.
In a press release, AWS said, “Even if organizations are able to aggregate and structure their data, they still need to build their own analytics and machine learning applications to uncover relationships in the data, discover trends, and make precise predictions,”
For most organizations, the expense and operational complexity of doing all this work is prohibitive; and as a result, the overwhelming majority of organizations end up ignoring the untapped opportunity to use their data to enhance patients and communities’ wellbeing, “The cost and operational complexity of doing all this work is prohibitive to most organizations; and as a result, the vast majority of organizations end up missing out on the untapped potential to use their data to improve the health of patients and communities,”
With HealthLake, Amazon Web Services aims to give consumers a way to use a centralized data lake to tackle the wealth of knowledge and distribute it between health systems and third-party apps, in turn, allowing patients more seamless access to their medical records. Amazon HealthLake “completely reinvents what’s possible with healthcare and brings us that much closer to everyone’s goal of providing patients with more personalized and predictive treatment for individuals and across entire populations,” said Sivasubramanian of AWS in a statement.