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‘Alexa, sum up my patient’s symptoms’: AWS’s Dr. Angela Shippy

Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN), and Apple (AAPL) are racing to carve out their stake in the healthcare market. Their moves come as health providers are turning to big tech to optimize hospital operations and data sharing. While Microsoft has a stronger foothold in the provider space with a lengthy list of partnerships and its well-integrated Azure OpenAI service, health system organizations say that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a top contender in the health cloud sector.

Dr. Angela Shippy, medical doctor-turned-physician executive at AWS, is betting on the company’s voice tech expertise utilized in tools like AWS HealthScribe to shape the industry for the better.

Yahoo Finance gets an inside look at Houston Methodist Hospital’s Technology Hub where Dr. Shippy demonstrates AWS’s latest cloud technologies.

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Video transcript

Doctor Angela Shippy wants nothing more than to lose her pen for good.

The Houston doctor and now head of Amazon Web Services Health Division sees a different future for health care.


One where Amazon Alexa takes notes and cloud technology makes virtual patient check ins a reality.

One of the nice things about having microphones in the room where you could just be talking and interacting with the patient and their family, having eye contact just like we are right now and going through what happening, what brings you in today right here in this hospital, turn tech lab practitioners are testing out new aws technologies that Doctor Shippey hopes will revolutionize health care.

Everything that you've said and that I've said is being analyzed in the background and then put into a clinical note into the medical record.

Then quickly after the visit, I could edit it and then it's there and available for anybody else that needs to see you or for a summary that goes to you as well.