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Enabling efficient patient care using Amazon AI services

Artificial intelligence can speed up the development of new drug development, be a bridge to personalized medicine using the information of our genomes, and help address the problem of a chronic shortage of doctors (especially in countries where health services are underdeveloped). However, significant challenges remain before we can get there. The challenge The application […]

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Building multilingual SMS chatbot campaigns to support COVID-19 patients remotely

The expansion of laboratory tests for COVID-19 have provided health systems with tools to screen for the coronavirus in their community. While some patients have tested positive for COVID-19 and were well enough to manage their symptoms and recover at home, healthcare providers have been challenged with identifying individuals who have waited longer than advisable […]

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Predicting all-cause patient readmission risk using AWS data lake and machine learning

It’s no secret that hospital readmissions impact patient outcomes and the financial health of healthcare providers globally. Specifically in the United States, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shows that readmissions are some of the costliest episodes to treat, with costs reaching in excess of $41.3B. Hospitals and healthcare providers are looking for […]

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Leveraging healthcare chatbots at your digital front door

Innovations in industries like retail, communication, transportation, and entertainment, have forever changed customer expectations. Information and services can now be accessed immediately from nearly any device in any location. For healthcare, this means patients want new ways to conveniently and quickly access care… and taking their business elsewhere if those needs are not met. In […]

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NYC COVID-19 Rapid Response Coalition helps MetroPlus Health Plan partner to address the health and social needs of thousands at risk

With COVID-19 continuing to impact citizens globally, many individuals have been required to shelter-in-place to reduce the spread of the virus. While this has reduced the exposure risk for COVID-19, it has created social- and health-related challenges for individuals, such as access to healthy food, social service supports, and healthcare. To lessen the strain on […]

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Global OHDSI COVID-19 Study-A-Thon Produces Important Insights

What happens when a pandemic cancels your annual scientific meeting? You improvise. The Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI, pronounced “odyssey”) community planned to celebrate recent research initiatives and discuss future efforts during the annual European Symposium at Oxford University in late March. COVID-19 had other plans. Opting to flatten the curve, symposium organizers […]

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How natural language processing can uncover value from unreachable data in the modern medical ecosystem

The Dark Data Problem Up to 80% of your organization’s medical patient data is untapped, undervalued, or unused Imagine walking into a physician’s office for a checkup. As you describe some pain you’ve been having in your left knee, the doctor barely looks up from the screen as she clatters away on the keyboard, taking […]

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Building clinically-validated conversational agents to address novel coronavirus

With COVID-19 impacting healthcare systems around the world, patients are looking to their healthcare providers for information related to the novel coronavirus, guidance on when to be tested for the virus, and instructions on what to do if they have a confirmed positive result. As a result, health systems across the United States have quickly […]

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How to process medical text in multiple languages using Amazon Translate and Amazon Comprehend Medical

Amazon Comprehend Medical is a HIPAA eligible service that uses deep learning to identify and extract relevant information from medical text. The service uses trained Natural Language Processing (NLP) models to identify medical entities and relationships, such as medication, dosage, diagnosis, and Protected Health Information (PHI). This provides an efficient and cost-effective way to mine data […]

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AWS re:Invent 2019 – Healthcare and life sciences industry recap

With over 75 launches and announcements of new services and major features during re:Invent, it can be hard for any technologist to keep track of the most relevant information for Healthcare and Life Science (HCLS) workloads. Explore the below recap of information important for HCLS customers and links to the top re:Invent breakout sessions. Top […]

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