Amazon AWS: Philips and AWS partner for medical technology project

Mar 16, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Electronics giant Philips and AWS have partnered for a medical technology project to make digitalized pathology slides available at scale in the cloud. This is an expansion of the existing relationship with both companies, with Philips having selected AWS as its cloud partner seven years ago.

Philips chief innovation and strategy officer, Shez Partovi, said, “About 70 percent of every clinical decision that’s made involves a pathologist making a diagnosis. Treatment planning can’t happen without pathologists, and sadly, there’s a shortage of pathologists. Moving digital pathology to the cloud is a key part of the story because now you can upload the images to the cloud and they just stream directly to wherever you are.”

Tehsin Syed, GM of health AI at AWS added, "Healthcare organizations benefit when clinical workflow leadership is combined with scalable cloud infrastructure. By building their cloud-native enterprise pathology solution on services like AWS HealthImaging and Amazon Bedrock, Philips is offering its customers the best of both worlds. Secure cloud-based offerings address the growing demand to store and utilize more data, and by digitizing pathology healthcare leaders can apply AI and ML to drive better insights."