Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has introduced an automatic transcription service that takes dictation directly from the physicians. The company has eliminated the need for human intervention for medical transcription. Amazon Transcribe Medical is introduced at a time when the e-commerce giant has increased investment in the medical space. Transcribe Medical is offered initially in Oregon and North Virginia.
No upfront fee for the service
ML (Machine Learning) powered auto transcription service allows physicians to dictate continuously with no need to say comma or full stop. The collected information is then fed to AWS language services or ER systems for entity extraction. It is also HIPAA compliant. Amazon will not charge any upfront fees for the service. The users need to pay for what they use.
Working of the service
The audio is captured through the microphone of your device, and PCM audio is fed to the streaming API. The API inserts punctuation and timestamps and outputs transcribed text. You can save the output of API to the Amazon S3 bucket.
Amazon introduced a medication management service for its Alexa last week. The new service allows the customers to send voice requests for refills. They can also receive medication reminders. Amazon has also introduced a healthcare service for its employees. It also took over healthcare startups such as Health Navigator and PillPack.
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Containerized ML models help developers and data scientists to work faster inside organizations. ASO for Kubernetes helps to manage and run those ML models with ease. Aditya Bindal of AWS said customers could get portability and control with Kubernetes. Amazon ensured the availability of ASO for Kubernetes in select AWS areas.
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