Wed. Dec 12th, 2018

Amazon will reportedly sell software that reads medical records

Amazon will reportedly sell software that reads medical records

Amazon reportedly plans to start selling software that can read medical records and make suggestions for improving treatment or saving money, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The program scans medical files to pick out relevant information such as the medical condition and patient’s procedures and prescriptions. While other algorithms that try to do the same thing have been stymied by doctors’ abbreviations, Amazon claims to have trained its system to recognize the idiosyncrasies in how doctors take notes, sources told the WSJ. The company had already developed and sold this same software to other businesses, including ones focused on travel booking and customer service. For Amazon, this is another move into the health care market…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/27/18115077/amazon-electronic-health-records-software-text-analysis-medical

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