Amazon AI generates medical records from patient-doctor conversations

Amazon accepts its most recent Web Services instrument will assist specialists with investing more energy with their patients. The device, called Amazon Transcribe Medical, enables specialists to effortlessly interpret quiet discussions and add those cooperations to somebody’s restorative records with the assistance of profound learning programming.

As per Matt Wood, VP of computerized reasoning at Amazon Web Services, the instrument can comprehend therapeutic language. Moreover, specialists don’t need to stress over getting out commas and periods; the product will deal with that consequently. Wood additionally asserted that Transcribe Medical is exact, however Amazon presently can’t seem to distribute an investigation that shows exactly how well it functions. In conclusion, specialists can utilize the product related to Comprehend Medical, an instrument Amazon declared a year ago that can peruse unstructured therapeutic content and afterward pull data like measurements and side effects from it.

“Our overarching goal is to free up the doctor, so they have more attention going to where it should be directed,” Wood told CNBC. “And that’s to the patient.”

For Amazon, Transcribe Medical is just the company’s latest foray into the lucrative healthcare industry. Earlier this year, the company announced Amazon Care, a service that allows employees to take advantage of virtual doctor consultations and in-home follow-ups. Moving forward, the issue Amazon is likely to face as it tries to convince both doctors and their patients to use Transcribe Medical is — as always — related to privacy.

Wood told CNBC the tool is fully compliant with the federal government’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Amazon, however, will likely have to go above and beyond the requirements of the law to satisfy privacy critics. HIPAA doesn’t provide detailed guidance on how healthcare companies should secure digital patient medical records and hasn’t been updated since 2013. The urgent need for updated legislation was highlighted earlier this year when a ProPublica report found that the records of some 5 million patients in the US were easily accessible with free software. The company will need to be specific about how any data will be used, and who has access to it.

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