Belmont College of Pharmacy Partners with Amazon Web Services to Help Bridge Gap Between Academia, Healthcare Industry

Truong and Le

Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Academy Machine Learning Foundations is a cloud-based environment centered around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning concepts. Belmont’s College of Pharmacy Healthcare Informatics team members Phuong Truong and Karen Le partnered with Amazon by accepting an invitation to enroll in its learning and certification academy. This partnership was a result of past and present Belmont pharmacy informatics teams’ successes involving Amazon AI and predictive analytics, led by Dr. Anthony Blash.

“It’s becoming more evident that health care initiatives to improve patient outcomes are driven by data. Machine learning, artificial intelligence—it all sounds abstract, but here at Belmont University College of Pharmacy, we are having conversations and project successes centered around what the future of health care looks like,” said Le. “This experience allowed us to explore Amazon analytics, AI and machine learning at a deeper level.”

The Healthcare Informatics team at Belmont University’s College of Pharmacy collaborates with interested organizations to provide competent graduate student healthcare informaticians. These collaborations also benefit the Learning Health System as companies work with future pharmacists on projects that identify new or expanded healthcare informatics services in the pharmacy profession.