AHA partners with Amazon Web Services for cardiovascular science
This move is part of a significant new initiative under the AHA’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine. Through the collaboration, computer engineers, population researchers, computational biologists and clinical researchers will be able to develop more precise methods for improving health.
“The promise of precision cardiovascular medicine and care can be realized when research and technology come together to deliver new insights,” AHA CEO Nancy Brown said. “The AHA and AWS collaboration will unite the global research community to accelerate discovery in cardiovascular health and usher in a new era of tailored prevention and treatment that will help patients and lessen the global burden of cardiovascular disease.”
The purpose of the institute is to improve the cardiovascular health of populations as well as individuals. The new precision medicine would account for the biology consequences of a person’s environment, genes and lifestyle.
“AWS is uniquely positioned to provide scalable, cost-efficient solutions for the scientific community, while delivering the industry-shaping technology and high-performance computing necessary to facilitate the most demanding research projects,” Teresa Carlson, vice president of the AWS worldwide public sector, said. “We’re honored to be the AHA’s collaborator on this incredibly important endeavor to improve cardiovascular health worldwide.”