Cerner builds machine learning platform on Amazon Web Services

Cerner has developed a new platform using Amazon Web Services that supports data scientists in creating, deploying and managing machine learning models at scale, according to a Dec. 3 news release.

In July, the Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR vendor named AWS its preferred cloud provider. Under the agreement, Cerner is transitioning its artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads to AWS to develop predictive technology.

The new platform, called Cerner Machine Learning Ecosystem, was built using several Amazon services and includes machine learning services Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Translate, among others. With the platform, developers will be able to create chatbots that give patients access to their personal medical records as well as the ability to ask questions about their medication, diagnoses and medical conditions.

Cerner is also developing voice-activated documentation tools; the EHR vendor recently achieved its 500th patent with a new voice-assisted technology that supports clinician documentation.

"Our work with AWS will put us at the leading edge of cognitive data," said Cerner Chairman and CEO Brent Shafer, according to a news release emailed to Becker's Hospital Review. "Where we're headed is taking the digital age to a new level to reduce costs, providing more insights into diseases, and giving clinicians back valuable time."

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