AWS Healthcare & Life Sciences COVID-19 Resources
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is collaborating with healthcare providers, public health organizations, government agencies, and life science businesses around the globe to support their efforts to cope with the effects of COVID-19. We will be making regular updates to this page, AWS Initiatives and Response page, the Healthcare Blog, the Public Sector Blog, and our social channels with up to date information.
We understand COVID-19 has created significant business challenges for many companies in the Healthcare and Life Sciences industries. Across the sector, the demands placed on your organizations will remain high and require your teams to look for innovative and agile approaches to delivering care and information to your patients, collaborators, and customers.
Resources for COVID-19 Researchers and Diagnostics Developers
COVID-19 HPC Consortium
Offers research institutions and companies technical support and promotional credits for the use of AWS services to advance research on diagnosis, treatment, and vaccine studies to accelerate our collective understanding of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Researchers and scientists working on time-critical projects can use AWS to instantly access virtually unlimited infrastructure capacity, and the latest technologies in compute, storage and networking to accelerate time to results.
AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative
Provides support for innovation in rapid and accurate patient testing for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and other diagnostic solutions to mitigate future outbreaks. Although vaccine and treatment development research is generally funded by private foundations and government agencies, fast and reliable diagnostic techniques are slow to be developed. Accurate testing and diagnosis at point-of-care or regional locations for patients with COVID-19 is critical to early intervention and treatment. AWS is offering technical support and providing AWS promotional credits to support the use of AWS services to advance diagnostic research for selected institutions and companies.
CORD-19 Search is a new search website powered by machine learning that can help researchers quickly and easily search tens of thousands of research papers and documents using natural language questions. CORD-19 Search helps researchers navigate this fast-growing body of coronavirus literature to efficiently find relevant and up-to-date information. Data is updated regularly.
AWS & NVIDIA Genome Sequencing Analysis Solution for COVID-19
NVIDIA, a member of the AWS Partner Network, is offering researchers fighting COVID-19 a free 90-day license to access NVIDIA Parabricks genome sequencing analysis software. This software is optimized to run on NVIDIA powered GPU compute platforms including Amazon EC2 P3 and G4 instances. The NVIDIA Parabricks Genomics Analysis Toolkit combined with Amazon EC2 GPU powered instances enables researchers to quickly analyze genomes of COVID-19 patients to better understand the disease. Researchers and scientists using NVIDIA Parabricks on AWS may be eligible for AWS promotional credits through the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) Program.
Resources for Healthcare Organizations
April 20, 2020 | Taha A. Kass-Hout, MD, MS and Ben Snively
March 30, 2020 | Nehal Mehta, Katie Petersen, Wilson To, and Marty Jiang
March 26, 2020 | Sandy Carter
AWS Data Exchange & Marketplace Resources
AWS Data Exchange makes it easy to find, subscribe to and use third-party data in the cloud. AWS is actively working to source data to help academics, researchers, and the healthcare community triage COVID-19 related issues. Examples include:
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The Marketplace team is working to include solutions that directly addresses the healthcare system like Clinical Data APIs from Health Gorilla, COVID-19 Vulnerability Index from ClosedLoop.ai, Change Healthcare - Telehealth Medical Eligibility and Claims Management Bundle™ and solutions that address indirect business impacts like Business Continuity, Remote Work, Communications, Contact Center, Distance Learning, Emergency Management, Infrastructure Software, Security, Storage etc.
- State and Local Government (U.S.) Solutions page featuring seller solutions and Machine Learning models to help customers with remote work, communications, emergency response, and contact center operations.
- Education Solutions page featuring seller solutions to help customers with distance learning, remote work, skills development, and communications.
AWS Partner Solutions
Find relevant, production-ready, clinically-adopted solutions from healthcare startup organizations to more quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This site is an evolving effort to match inbound demand from care providers around the world with best-in-breed solutions built on AWS. Search by use case and delivery region here and get introduced to solution providers. If you believe you have a relevant solution and wish us to evaluate for inclusion, please let us know.
Join AWS for a series of Office Hours - an educational discussion with vetted startups with proven solutions that help global healthcare organizations increase their pace of innovation and improve patient outcomes.
Remote Working and Learning Resources
Organizations are increasingly looking for options for employees to work securely from any location. Whether it is to support work from anywhere, global workforce collaboration, agile end-point management, or to ensure business continuity in face of disasters, organizations want remote work solutions that they can depend on. AWS provides a set of solutions built on top of the AWS Cloud to help quickly enable remote work for employees, contractors, students, and contact center agents.
AWS expands access to tools that support remote working and learning as part of COVID-19 response
Managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe.
Communications service that lets you meet, chat, and place business phone calls with a single, secure application. You don’t need to switch between applications to collaborate and can instantly go from a chat to a call, share your screen, and invite more people to join your meeting.
COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition - a private sector coalition focused on pulling together data, expertise, capabilities, and insights to complement federal, state and local government actions, with the goal of providing real-time learnings to preserve healthcare delivery. If your organization is also interested in becoming a part of the coalition please learn more from https://c19hcc.org/.
Artificial intelligence enables rapid COVID-19 lung imaging analysis at UC San Diego Health. Healthcare providers are using AI on AWS in a clinical research study aimed at speeding the detection of pneumonia, a condition associated with severe COVID-19.
Amazon Is Powering The Coronavirus Diagnostics Of The Future. Dr. Savvas Nicolaou, a professor of radiology at the University of British Columbia and the director of emergency and trauma radiology at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada teamed up with AWS via the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) to develop a an alternative way to diagnose patients besides existing tests.
Cerner Provides Access to De-Identified Patient Data for Covid-19 Research and Vaccine Development - Healthcare technology company Cerner and Amazon Web Services are teaming up to offer researchers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic access to de-identified patient data.