• Amazon said on Tuesday that it's working with partners in health care on a project called Amazon Comprehend Medical, which involves analyzing medical data.
  • The company said its machine learning tool meets federal privacy requirements.
  • Amazon has a growing interest in health care, including in areas like medical records and drug supply chain.
Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, speaks at the AWS Summit in San Francisco on April 19, 2017.

Amazon confirmed on Tuesday that it's launched a project to mine data from electronic medical records, as the company pushes deeper into the health-care market.

Coinciding with the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, the company introduced Amazon Comprehend Medical, which "allows developers to process unstructured medical text and identify information such as patient diagnosis, treatments, dosages, symptoms and signs, and more," according to a blog post.