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Healthcare providers around the world are using AWS to deliver improved care to their patients. AWS reduces the time and effort required to run existing workloads, and also provides access to powerful new analytics capabilities, all while meeting the security and privacy requirements that you expect. You can save resources by using affordable archiving solutions, save space in your hospital by putting your backup servers in the cloud, and also take advantage of new ways to manage patient information in your hospital information systems.

Cerner uses the AWS Cloud
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Learn how Cerner uses AWS to accelerate the entry of their population heath management solution into new geographies.

Trade Capital Expense for Operational Expense

Healthcare providers are dealing with multiple pressures that are impacting the bottom line. AWS helps solve this problem by offering services that are pay-as-you-go, with no minimum spend requirements, long-term contracts, or technical lock-in.

Benefit from Massive Economies of Scale

By running on AWS, you gain access to an environment built for the world's most secure organizations. In addition, AWS makes security easier by managing over 1800 security controls so that you don't have to.

Accelerate Innovation, Increase Agility

AWS can help connect you with the right resources to implement your project. In addition to support offered directly by AWS, the AWS Partner Network (APN) includes technology and consulting partners covering a wide range of applications, and the AWS Marketplace offers healthcare software you deploy with one click.

""We're running 3x the number of servers in AWS than we were in a traditional data center, for about the same cost."

Joe Booth, Director, Web and New Media Group


"As we began shifting our efforts from focusing on physical data center audits, AWS made us confident the cloud would support healthcare organizations’ data exchange under the stringent model we’ve always followed."

Lee Barrett, Executive Director


“I think that the combination of AWS and PokitDok allow for the acceleration of innovation in the healthcare space” 

Chris Young, VP, New Virtual Market Development & Incubations

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Build applications that improve their security and compliance posture, particularly via Compliance as Code and services that automate security and compliance, like Amazon CloudWatch. You can also rely on an ecosystem of technology partners that can improve monitoring and transparency.

Compliance and Security

AWS Compliance and Security Services

AWS CloudTrail is a web service that records AWS API calls for your account and delivers log files to you. The recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service.

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, set alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources.

Amazon Inspector is an automated security assessment service that helps improve the security and compliance of applications deployed on AWS. Amazon Inspector automatically assesses applications for vulnerabilities or deviations from best practices. After performing an assessment, Amazon Inspector produces a detailed list of security findings prioritized by level of severity.

Compliance and Security Solutions

ClearDATA is a rapidly growing healthcare and life science exclusive, HITRUST certified cloud service provider. ClearDATA enables their customers with a compliant application environment utilizing their DevOps Automation and Compliance Dashboard for Healthcare and Life Sciences. They focus on empowering customers with a native experience on AWS while also ensuring continued compliance with standards like HIPAA and GxP through dynamic guardrails and safeguards, hardened machine images, and real-time event processing and analysis. ClearDATA provides advanced monitoring and automation as well as a comprehensive BAA, ensuring their customers are adhering to the highest standards in security and compliance.

Aptible helps cloud engineering teams automate DevSecOps and build robust security programs at scale. Simplify secure deployment and development best practices, and use Aptible Gridiron to protect sensitive data and comply with security requirements.

Datica Compliant Cloud™ makes compliance on AWS a solved problem. Datica fills the gaps within AWS's Business Associate Agreement by managing cloud configurations and operations required to make AWS fully compliant.

Leverage highly durable options for short- and long-term storage that are extremely cost-effective. For example, you can store data in an archive for less than a penny per GB per month. And our storage services, like all our services, come with pay-as-you-go pricing.

Storage and Archiving
Philips stores over 22 PB of clinical data in the AWS Cloud.
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Philips stores over 22 PB of data in the AWS Cloud.

AWS Storage and Archiving Services

Amazon S3 is easy to use object storage, with a simple web service interface to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web. With Amazon S3, you pay only for the storage you actually use. There is no minimum fee and no setup cost.

Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. To keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for infrequently accessed data where a retrieval time of several hours is suitable.

Snowball is a petabyte-scale data transport solution that uses secure appliances to transfer large amounts of data into and out of the AWS cloud. Using Snowball addresses common challenges with large-scale data transfers including high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns. Transferring data can be as little as one-fifth the cost of high-speed Internet.

Storage Cloud Solutions

Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp to transform isolated, incompatible data silos into a cohesive, well-integrated fabric that seamlessly connects all of their cloud environments. Customers value our teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future.

Companies have many reasons for choosing Amazon Web Services (AWS) when they migrate to the cloud — with agility, cost, reach, security and compliance topping the list. Commvault lets you reap all those benefits and more by making it easy to build, run and protect your applications and infrastructure in the AWS cloud. As an AWS Partner Network Advanced Technology Partner and Storage Competency Partner, they support the full range of AWS storage options. From day-to-day backup and recovery to long-term archiving, Commvault makes it easier to migrate your data to and from the AWS Cloud.

AWS provides solutions for your core operations via our flexible set of services. Avoid contractual lock-in for the solutions you need to run your organization, and build applications that are agile yet still meet stringent security requirements.

Core Operations & Business Continuity
Change Healthcare
Change Healthcare uses AWS to connect 200 million customers to its revenue cycle management platform

Change Healthcare uses AWS to run its revenue cycle management platform, smoothing operations involving 200 million customers.

Business Continuity and Core Operations Cloud Solutions

Infor is a leading provider of business software and services, helping 70,000 customers in 164 countries improve operations and drive growth. Infor offers a full range of enterprise business software including customer relationship management, enterprise asset management, enterprise resource planning, financial management, human capital management, performance management, product lifecycle management, supplier relationship management, and supply chain management.

Appian delivers an enterprise platform for digital transformation that makes it easy for organizations to move fast and revolutionize the customer experience. Powered by industry leading Business Process Management (BPM) and Case Management capabilities, Appian’s low-code approach radically accelerates the time it takes to build and deploy powerful, modern applications in the cloud.

AWS makes it easier for organizations to innovate in care coordination. Ingest any type of data, whether it is telemetry from activity trackers, imaging data, or handwritten physician notes, and use it to help your teams make decisions.

Care Coordination
Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare uses APN Healthcare partner Syapse' precision medicine platform.

Intermountain Healthcare uses APN Healthcare Competency partner Syapse's precision medicine platform.

AWS Care Coordination Services

AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume - there is no charge when your code is not running. With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service - all with zero administration. Just upload your code and Lambda takes care of everything required to run and scale your code with high availability. You can set up your code to automatically trigger from other AWS services or call it directly from any web or mobile app.

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL with the security, availability, and reliability of a commercial database at one tenth the cost.

Care Coordination Solutions

Captricity uses a combination of machine-learning and human verification to perform OCR data capture from hand-filled forms. Captricity delivers an unprecedented level of accuracy for every form that is processed. Captricity plugs into your existing business process via a number of the most popular document management solutions, and is a native cloud-based solution hosted on AWS.

Syapse enables health systems to improve clinical outcomes, streamline operations, and shift to new payment models. As a comprehensive software suite used by leading health systems to implement precision oncology program, this category-defining platform enables clinical and genomic data integration, decision support, care coordination, and quality improvement at point of care.

AWS lowers the barriers for healthcare organizations to perform population and clinical analytics. Dynamically scale your analytics applications up and down, and dramatically lower the cost of using data science to help your patients and customers.

Clinical & Population Health Analytics
CDC uses AWS to ingest data
The CDC is using AWS to ingest data from multiple sources to identify public health threats across the US.

The CDC is using AWS to ingest data from multiple sources to identify public health threats across the US.

AWS Clinical and Population Health Analytics Services

Amazon EMR simplifies big data processing, providing a managed Hadoop framework that makes it easy, fast, and cost-effective for you to distribute and process vast amounts of data across dynamically scalable Amazon EC2 instances.

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business. Amazon RDS provides you six familiar database engines to choose from, including Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.

Amazon QuickSight is a very fast, cloud-powered business intelligence (BI) service that makes it easy for all employees to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from their data.

Clinical and Population Health Analytics Solutions

The proliferation of data makes easy-to-use business analysis tools more important than ever. The ability for business users to visualize data so they can spot trends and outliers is not nice to have, it’s critical. Otherwise you’ve got warehouses of data but no data intelligence. Tableau's powerful big data software enables the people who know the data the best to do their own analysis. With drag & drop, point & click ease to build charts, reports and dashboards, Tableau gets people throughout an organization connected directly to their data. There’s no more waiting in an IT queue to answer questions, so now you can begin getting answers from your data.

Dataguise helps enterprises safely unlock the benefits of big data with the most precise security solution that detects, audits, protects, and monitors sensitive data assets in real time wherever they live and move across the enterprise and in the cloud. The goal is to make data security seamless for customers – saving them time, resources, compliance costs, and complication.

AWS helps healthcare organizations connect with their patients and customers. Our breadth of services make it simple to ingest data as well as connect mobile devices or sensors to the cloud. Once the data is stored in AWS, it's easy to analyze the data, or store it short- or long-term.

Patient Engagement

MedStar Health built its patient engagement portal on top of AWS.

AWS Patient Engagement Services

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a logically isolated section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways.

Amazon S3 is easy to use object storage, with a simple web service interface to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web. With Amazon S3, you pay only for the storage you actually use. There is no minimum fee and no setup cost.

AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume - there is no charge when your code is not running. With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service - all with zero administration. Just upload your code and Lambda takes care of everything required to run and scale your code with high availability. You can set up your code to automatically trigger from other AWS services or call it directly from any web or mobile app.

Patient Engagement Solutions

The hc1 Healthcare Relationship Management platform automatically translates data from any source – including LIS, HIS, billing, etc. — into comprehensive patient and provider profiles, up-to-the moment dashboards, and real-time alerts.

Pegasystems delivers strategic applications for marketing, sales, and customer service to many of the world’s largest organizations. They deliver CRM to meet customer needs for personalized, real-time experiences via any channel, and speed delivery by directly capturing business objectives and eliminating manual programming.

Running your clinical information system on AWS brings unprecendented levels of scalability, flexibility, and agility. Deploying on AWS means that you always have the right infrastructure at the right time, regardless of whether your network covers a city, a region, or an entire country.

Clinical Information Systems

Clinical Information System Solutions

Practice Fusion’s mission is to connect doctors, patients and data to drive better health and save lives. Founded in 2005, Practice Fusion created an innovative free, cloud-based model for electronic health record (EHR) technology. Free EHR for medical practices There’s no catch, it’s really free. Practice Fusion’s platform connects the complex ecosystem of medical professionals, patients, labs, billers, imaging centers and life science partners.

ZH Healthcare provides EHR and Billing services, and produces BlueEHS, a configurable multilingual system, based on an Apache mySQL stack.

AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace is an online software store that enables healthcare organizations to find, buy, and immediately start using popular software running on the AWS cloud.

Learn more about AWS Marketplace  »


The Amazon Partner Network (APN) includes partners who have achieved the AWS Healthcare Competency by demonstrating AWS technical competence with supporting customer references. Working with these Competency Partners gives you access to innovative, cloud-based solutions that have a proven track record of success in the healthcare industries. 

Learn more about Healthcare Competency partners solutions »

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