Amazon Web Services Finally Makes Handwriting of the Gods Legible

January 10, 2019

The old age joke is that doctors do not know how to write. They know the alphabet, how to read, and how to make the letters, but they do not know write legible chicken scrawl. Legible handwriting is extremely important in the medical industry, because misreading one word means the difference between life and death. ZDNet explains how Amazon is trying to resolve that problem in the article, “AWS Launches Comprehend Medical, Applies Natural Language Processing To Medical Records.”

Amazon Web Services has already piloted a recognized natural language processing program called Comprehend, now they want to apply the program to the medical field. The new endeavor called Amazon Comprehend Medical will extend the natural language processing services specifically for the medical field, primarily for medical records.

“The importance of the service is that it is another toward applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare. The ability to automate medical record reading and x-ray and MRI analysis could save time for patients as well as physicians. Comprehend can model topics, detect language, conduct sentiment analysis and extract phrases.”

AWS is building a Comprehend model that understands medical terminology, medications, and other information for accurate medical records. The biggest hurdle is making Comprehend HIPAA compliant, which means making sure it is secure and can protect patients’ information. Comprehend Medical is HIPAA eligible, but not HIPAA complaint at the moment. AWS can resolve that it during the test trials and add extra security levels.

What other handwriting will Amazon be able to read?

Whitney Grace, January 10, 2019

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One Response to “Amazon Web Services Finally Makes Handwriting of the Gods Legible”

  1. Eric on January 28th, 2019 8:09 am

    I jedesmal verwendet Studie Artikeel in Zeitungen,
    aber jetzt, wie ich biin eiin Benutzer der Web damit aab sofort Ich bin mit Netz für Arttikel oder Bewertungen dank Web.

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