AWS Public Sector Blog
Grand River Hospital builds data lake on AWS, achieves “seamless business continuity”
In 2019, Grand River Hospital turned to AWS to build the first AWS healthcare data lake in Canada. The data lake was built to house the hospital’s sensitive patient and administrative data while retiring its legacy hospital information systems, comprised of electronic patient record and other administrative systems. Grand River Hospital in Ontario, Canada is a 580-bed community hospital with a yearly operating budget of around $400 million CAD serving a community of 600,000-650,000 people.
Patient-centered health: How AWS helps patients take control of their own health data
Imagine: Transforming the patient and caregiver experience by streamlining health providers and administrative staff interactions and calculating risk score and clinical decision support systems to offer clinicians actionable insights at the point of care. Establishing healthcare data interoperability interfaces, like Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR), can help empower patients and improve their care.
Top highlights from the AWS re:Invent Worldwide Public Sector Breakfast
From a new podcast to challenge winners, read on for the government, education, and nonprofit highlights from the annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector Breakfast at re:Invent.
Announcing the 2019 AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge winners
The winners of the annual AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge were announced today at re:Invent 2019. The annual competition recognizes applicants going above and beyond to innovate for and with their constituents, using the cloud to improve lives. Congratulations to the 18 winners!
Fix This, a new podcast by AWS, is live
Fix This, a new podcast by Amazon Web Services (AWS), is now available for streaming and download on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Overcast, iHeartRadio, and via RSS. Fix This is a bi-weekly podcast of bite-sized stories about how tech makes the world a better place. Leaders from around the globe share how they use technology to fix some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Public sector partners award winners demonstrate leadership and success with AWS
Today at re:Invent 2019 in Las Vegas, more than 100 innovative leaders from more than 60 different companies who are part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) came together to collaborate, learn, and recognize contributions to the public sector. This year, we introduced the AWS Public Sector Competency and Region Awards. The winners were selected based on their success within their AWS Competency, demonstration of Amazon Leadership Principles, engagement and success with the APN, and delivery of results in a customer obsessed way.
In case you missed it: November 2019 top blog posts round up
From studying messages from the universe to building a bulldog bot, check out what you missed in November on the AWS Public Sector Blog.
Don’t miss these public sector sessions at re:Invent 2019
re:Invent 2019 is next week! Are you still filling out your schedule? Remember that reserved seating is now available for some sessions. Consider these can’t-miss sessions for the public sector.
Smart Cities Challenge to deliver AWS infrastructure to improve public safety
Parsons Corporation, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner, announced 10 semi-finalists in the first Parsons Smart Cities Challenge. The competition, titled Transforming Intersections, will award the winning city with a year of support and services to help increase mobility around cities and reduce the amount of time citizens spend at red lights.
Announcing the 2019 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge Finalists
The sixth annual City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge opened new categories to highlight innovative customers that are driving actionable change for the benefit of constituents. The competition includes categories for constituent services, solving persistent problems, sustainability and equity, powered by AWS, dream big, and public datasets. The competition received more than 100 nominee use cases that highlighted how AWS customers are using the cloud to innovate and improve the lives of constituents.