The American Heart Association (AHA) is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an effort to further cardiovascular medicine with AWS cloud technology. Healthcare IT News brought this information to us in their article, “American Heart Association collaborates with Amazon Web Services for precision medicine.”

It’s a part of the AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine’s new initiative to foster research, which will expand cardiovascular science and practice through precision medicine.

The effort will pool patient genetic, lifestyle, and environment data that will be aggregated and analyzed by AHA researchers to improve care and reduce overall healthcare costs.

AHA also announced it is launching a new Data Grant Portfolio. It will award 14 grants throughout the year to support data mining, methods validation, and innovative development, and will encourage collaboration among biomedical researchers.

All this is designed to unite the global research community to accelerate discovery in cardiovascular health.

Melody K. Smith

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