Amazon adds 3 'HIPAA-eligible' AI tools to cloud service

Amazon's cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services, has added three machine learning tools to its set of "HIPAA-eligible" services.

AWS said its HIPAA-eligible services enable HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to use the company's cloud environment to securely process and store protected health information. AWS already offers a number of artificial intelligence tools as HIPAA eligible, such as Amazon Polly, Amazon SageMaker and Amazon Rekognition.

The three new tools — Amazon Translate, Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Comprehend — all use machine learning, a type of AI in which a computer learns over time, rather than having to be programmed like typical software. The tools include capabilities like speech-to-text and language translations.

"The addition of Amazon Translate, Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Comprehend to the list of HIPAA-eligible services will allow customers to leverage these AWS [machine learning] services to better streamline customer support and improve patient engagement," reads an Amazon blog post announcing the additions.

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