A secretive meeting, held on 24 October, saw discussions around collecting patient data to improve healthcare services and potentially profit from it.
The information could allow the multi-billion-pound tech company to make, advertise and sell their own products based on what it’s collected from the NHS.
Health Navigator will join Amazon’s new Amazon Care Group, a digital health clinic for Amazon employees launched by the company in September.
The likes of Google, Amazon and IBM have all said that “too often” patient data is “inconsistently formatted, incomplete, unavailable, or missing”.
Our cybersecurity columnist Davey Winder delves beyond the media headlines regarding data privacy after the NHS announced a partnership with Amazon.
As part of the news, Amazon also announced number of partnerships which include enabling patients to reorder prescriptions and get updates from hospitals.
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Amazon Comprehend Medical is capable of reading clinical notes, prescriptions and audio transcripts and decoding the information contained within it.
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Our latest round-up from the cyber security world includes BlackBerry’s new quantum-resistant cryptography tools and an educational cyber security game.
Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Salesforce will work together to drive common standards for exchanging health information in the US.