AWS (Amazon Web Services) has a wide scope of satisfied customers in the field of healthcare. Siemens healthcare diagnostics is one of them. The company specializes in advanced human health and they are serving in diagnostic labs, hospital labs, physician labs using their lap analysis machines, intelligent software, and corresponding diagnostic machines.
With their services they are able to save 800 million lives every year with 9 billion tests. Health is one of the main issues of today’s world and the sad fact is that everyone in 3 people are diagnosed with cancer. Diagnosis is sometimes not enough because there are sub types of cancer, or the treatment for that test is not available for that type of sickness.
Siemens thus initialized a personalized program test to diagnose a subtype of illnesses and provide that information to the concerned party. This could enable care takers to personalize and customize treatment plans to increase the ease and lessen the discomfort of the patient.
For this purpose, they required large data analysis about the illness of different types, and they had to deploy analytics software within their environment. AWS not only provided them with the required solution but also with the automation of workflow. This enabled Siemens to concentrate on their business drive rather than technical constraints. The solution was purely seamless and secure. The data from the lab was automatically stored in the cloud and passed afterwards to analytical applications that provide results along with the patient history, which is securely saved to the custom application the customer has access to. The access is purely secure. All the applications got to be secured, automated and within the budget.
Siemens required active logging, security compliance, network encryption. The company wanted to know what is going on in the infrastructure of the AWS and what the activities on the daily basis are. Siemens used CloudTrail to monitor activity in the cloud and to be aware of all the system activities. Companies like Siemens want their technical infrastructure to be highly scalable. This is the reason that AWS takes care of this feature very much. For this purpose, Siemens used many services of AWS like Elastic Load Balancing for managing the traffic of data, Amazon Simple Queue Service, Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing, Amazon ElastiCache, IAM, CloudWatch, and CloudFormation.
RDS was used to handle heavy workloads going in and out of the system during the research. AWS made the Siemens technology more agile because it automatically adjusted according to the requirements of the users. Most importantly, the solution enabled the accomplishment in much less cost as compared to the previous infrastructure. This is the reason that the company was able to drive more technical innovations in their environments for the sake of more efficiency and automation. Thus, Siemens attained their desired milestone which was to attain security, agility, scalability and at less cost, said Andreas Heid.
AWS and Siemens collaboration proved to be a great success which not only solved business related problems of Siemens, but also paved the way for further advancements so that both parties can go a long way in the field of technology integration with healthcare for the benefit of mankind.