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Final episode in special series of the Fix This podcast, Mission Critical Cloud: Healthcare

Fix This episode 17The fifth and final episode of the Mission Critical Cloud Fix This podcast is now live. We spoke with three healthcare customers—University of California San Diego Health (USCD), Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), and MedStar Health—to learn more about how the cloud helps power modern healthcare. You can stream all episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, Overcast, iHeartRadio, and via RSS.

Leading up to the AWS Public Sector Summit Online on June 30, we’ve spent the last five episodes exploring how the cloud helps customers across the public sector deliver on their mission—no matter the circumstances.

On the last episode of the Mission Critical Cloud series, the team set out to learn what role the cloud plays in delivering modern healthcare. The first interview features Dr. Christopher Longhurst, the chief information officer and associate chief medical officer at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health. Dr. Longhurst talks about UCSD’s research using artificial intelligence to analyze lung images for signs of pneumonia—a common symptom related to COVID-19. Next, the team spoke to Adrianna Dunn, senior brand marketing manager of Semantic Scholar from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), about the CORD-19 project. Last, the team interviewed Dr. Ethan Booker, emergency physician and medical director of the MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center and MedStar eVisit, about how the cloud has helped the organization to scale up its telehealth solution and deliver integrated digital and in-person medical services for patients. If you’re interested in hearing more healthcare stories, register today for the AWS Public Sector Summit Online to hear from Ontario Health, OTN.

For the first episode in the series, Teresa Carlson, vice president of the worldwide public sector at AWS, kicked off the series with a chat with other business leaders across AWS to discuss the current challenges and opportunities facing our customers globally. We covered how the AWS Cloud helps public sector customers think big and move fast in delivering on their mission.

On the next episode, we took a closer look at how educational institutions have continued to meet student needs beyond classroom walls. The episode on remote education featured Los Angeles County Unified School District (LAUSD), Athabasca University, and EdTech Pearson.

From there, we turned to the world of state and local government to see how customers have continued to deliver critical services to citizens. Whether it’s information regarding COVID-19 or unemployment benefits, customers were faced with unprecedented demand and strain on legacy infrastructure. We chatted with the state of West Virginia, AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner Smartronix, and Los Angeles County Internal Services Department, to learn how the cloud helped them react quickly to the changing demands of citizens. Register for the no-cost AWS Public Sector Summit Online to hear from the state of Rhode Island in the keynote. And if you want to learn more about how Rhode Island uses the cloud, check out the previous Fix This episode on elections management.

Then, we explored how federal government customers rely on the cloud to find new ways to serve their populations. Whether it’s in Mexico, India, the UK, or the US, the cloud can help government customers reduce costs, deliver life-saving information, reduce administrative burden, and more. In the fourth episode of the series, we spoke with two US federal government customers–the Smithsonian Institution and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center. Listen to the episode to prepare for the US Navy Enterprise Resource Planning’s (Navy ERP’s) keynote presentation during the AWS Public Sector Summit Online discussing their largest SAP enterprise system migration.

To learn about the work AWS does with the public sector globally, check out the sessions from the AWS Public Sector Summit Online, available on-demand until 30 September 2020. The online event includes more than 25 virtual sessions, moderated chats, a keynote, and interactive experiences. Learn more about Summit sessions not to miss and the keynote presenters.

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