Over the last couple of years, Amazon appears to have been laying the foundations for a more significant healthcare push. Amazon is hardly the first tech titan to turn its attention to the health space: Google has DeepMind and Verily; the Apple Watch can now offer you an ECG, while IBM is pushing Watson and numerous strands of healthcare industry software. Even Facebook has in the past dipped its toe in the market with a data-sharing project.The reasons for Amazon's interest in the healthcare market are likely to be same ones that the sector appeals to its competitors. "Amazon likes to target two kinds of industry: the first is where they see an opportunity to reform, where it's not the most user friendly of industries, where there's a lack of trust... The second is where they see a lot of uneven profit margins being distributed, where a few companies are making a lot of money, they have high profit margins and customers are unhappy." In the case of healthcare, intermediaries like … [Read more...] about Amazon’s next big thing: Prime, but for healthcare?
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Developers have to contend with a firehose of log data every day — terabytes, in some cases. It’s enough to bring even the nimblest of DevOps teams to a crawl, particularly when something goes wrong. Entrepreneurs Chris Nguyen and Lee Liu set out to address the information overload five years ago with LogDNA, a Mountain View startup that emerged out of an internal tool they’d built for a previous company. LogDNA’s eponymous analytics suite is now used by more than 2,000 customers and tens of thousands of users, growth that’s boosted revenue five times over the previous year. This growth has attracted a throng of investors led by Emergence Capital, which contributed toward a $25 million series B funding round announced today. Y Combinator and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital also participated. Nguyen, who serves as CEO, said the infusion of new capital will be used to scale LogDNA’s engineering, sales, and marketing … [Read more...] about LogDNA raises $25 million to simplify server data logging
You’ve probably heard of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA for short. It’s the principal law providing data privacy and security provisions for medical information in the U.S., and it’s incredibly stringent where the transmission and sharing of protected health information — e.g., medical records — is concerned. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s on-demand cloud computing subsidiary, was partially HIPAA eligible — AWS customers could use Polly, SageMaker, Rekognition, and the platform’s dozens of other offerings to process health information. But Translate, Comprehend, and Transcribe remained notable holdouts — until now, that is. As of this week, all three comply with HIPAA. “By using these services, AWS customers in the healthcare industry can leverage data insights to deliver better outcomes for providers and patients using the power of machine learning … [Read more...] about AWS makes Translate, Transcribe, and Comprehend services HIPAA compliant
The vast benefits of cloud computing are well-known to most management professionals and C-suite executives. Compared to the cost of designing, deploying, and maintaining on-premises network hardware, organizations both large and small have much more to gain by leveraging a comprehensive cloud solution. That doesn’t mean that everyone is onboard the cloud computing bandwagon. In fact, as of the beginning of 2018, 37% of workloads still use on-premises systems. Logic Monitor expects this to drop to 27% by 2020. But the value drivers of cloud computing are real and present clear benefits to almost every organization operating in today’s hyper-connected, digital-first economy. Overall IT agility and digital transformation remain the most important benefits for businesses migrating to public cloud solutions.Despite these facts, many IT teams still face roadblocks on their way to cloud-based agility and performance. However, these are not intractable problems, and the … [Read more...] about Amazon Cloud migration: energizing business with best-in-class technology
Apple's September event has come and gone, leaving us with the Apple Watch Series 4, which has enhanced capabilities over its predecessors, that include Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) detection and built-in ECG (electrocardiogram) support. These capabilities are not to be scoffed at -- the FDA has given its approval of the Apple Watch being classified as a true medical device. The benefits to patients have already been proven.I would know, as the foundational heart arrhythmia detection technology now built into Apple Watch Series 4 saved my life.Watch Series 4's software-based arrhythmia detection was piloted using Apple Heart Study a partnership between the Cupertino consumer electronics giant and Stanford Medicine.The study, which ran for one year, and closed to new participants in early August of 2018, combines the heartbeat sensor initially introduced on Series 1, along with data collection and telemedicine software used on the iPhone.The data was forwarded to Apple's cloud data … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 4: What’s next for telemedicine and health clouds?