It was recently reported at the AWS Healthcare and Life Sciences Virtual Symposium that the use of cloud computing, machine learning, and voice-controlled devices could help hospitals and businesses provide better, more personalized care for their patients.
In fact, Grail’s chief medical officer stated that his company was using cloud computing to detect cancer at a stage where it was still easy to treat. To do this, they use a blood test to test for multiple cancers at the same time and identify more than 50 cancers.
This detection test uses genomic and machine learning to look for epigenetic changes in a person’s DNA that could indicate mutations caused by cancer. So far, the test is said to have a positive predictive value of 44%.
The company also found that it had migrated its core processing and analytics infrastructure from on-premise to a cloud platform to take better advantage of the storage, compute and network services offered by AWS.