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How OneRecord and AWS are helping to modernize healthcare

Seismic shifts are happening in healthcare as the industry is forced to enter the Digital Age. This has opened a huge opportunity for startups to provide innovative solutions across the spectrum of the industry.

“We’re seeing so much funding pour into healthcare,” said Sandy Carter (pictured, left), vice president of worldwide public sector partners and programs at Amazon Web Services Inc. “We were just looking at some numbers, and in the second quarter alone the funding went up almost 700%.”

Carter and Jennifer Blumenthal (pictured, right), co-founder and chief executive officer of OneRecord LLC, spoke with  John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during the AWS Summit Washington, DC event. They discussed the AWS Healthcare Accelerator and the goal of OneRecord to modernize healthcare delivery. (* Disclosure below.)

OneRecord consolidates a patient’s healthcare history

Looking to give a boost to cloud native healthcare startups, AWS partnered with digital health accelerator KidsX to create the Healthcare Accelerator program. A record 427 startups answered the application call in June 2021, from which just 10 were selected for the first cohort.

“We looked at the founders themselves to see the quality of the leadership of the company, the strength of their technology, and the fit of the technology into the broader overall healthcare and healthcare ecosystem,” Carter said.

OneRecord, a digital health platform that enables patients to build and share a consolidated record of their entire medical history, is one of the startups that made the top 10.

“When I saw the launch of the Accelerator, I had to apply because we’re at the point in the company that we’re growing, and part of growing is growing with AWS,” Blumenthal said.

OneRecord makes a patient’s records accessible while maintaining their security, a tough task that is made possible by cloud technology.

“A patient journey starts with booking an appointment, and then everything after that is essentially an API call,” Blumenthal stated. “That’s how I think about it; it’s all these micro-transactions that are happening all the time.”

Being able to access a complete record of a patient’s history means healthcare providers can provide the best care. Then insurance providers need data so they can pay for the care. And both want patient data so they can provide the right services at the right time to the right channel. Doing this is “just a series of API calls that literally sits on a cloud platform,” according to Blumenthal. And while she makes the process sound simple, it is revolutionary for the siloed healthcare industry.

“When you think about the decentralization of healthcare … plus an API economy, you’re just going to have a whole new model developing,” Blumenthal said. “Then throw in price transparency, and you’ve got a whole new cake. “

The goal is to make accessing healthcare as simple as calling a ride-share, according to Blumenthal. “You want a doctor right now? That’s where we’re heading. It’s ease of use,” she stated.

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the AWS Summit Washington, DC event. (* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for AWS Summit Washington, DC. Neither Amazon Web Services Inc., the sponsor for theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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