Posted On: Jan 29, 2021

Amazon Transcribe Medical is a HIPAA-eligible automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for developers to add speech-to-text capabilities to healthcare and life science applications. As of today, we’re excited to launch support for the automatic identification of protected health information (PHI) in your medical transcriptions. With automatic PHI identification, customers can reduce the cost, time, and effort expended on identifying PHI content through manual processes. PHI entities are labeled clearly with each output transcript, making it convenient to build additional downstream processing for a variety of purposes, such as redaction prior to text analytics.

Common use cases for speech-to-text include helping clinicians transcribe their patient notes to enhance overall clinical documentation efficiency, converting speech to text for drug-safety monitoring (pharmacovigilance) phone calls, and subtitling for telehealth sessions. Amazon Transcribe Medical can now identify PHI that was disclosed during the course of care in transcription outputs.

Transcribe Medical is covered under AWS’s HIPAA eligibility and BAA which requires BAA customers to encrypt all PHI at rest and in transit when in use. Automatic PHI identification is available at no additional charge and in all regions where Amazon Transcribe Medical operates. Try it out in our service console or learn more by visiting Amazon Transcribe Medical’s technical documentation.