Amazon's cloud poised to strike deal with Cerner, sources say


Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant's cloud business, is planning to announce a partnership with the North Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR vendor Cerner, according to a CNBC report.

Sources familiar with the matter told CNBC AWS CEO Andy Jassy will publicize the partnership as part of his keynote at re:Invent, the annual AWS conference scheduled Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 in Las Vegas.

Although discussions are still in their final stages, the partnership will initially focus on Cerner's population health product, HealtheIntent, sources told CNBC. Under the agreement, healthcare providers may be able to use patients' data to make health predictions about patient populations and make recommendations for things like medications or identifying at-risk individuals, the sources added.

Cerner did not provide comment to the CNBC report, and AWS representatives did not respond to CNBC's requests for comment.

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