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Cloud Companies Are Experimenting With AI Diagnostics to Attract Medical Clients

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Few U.S. industries are growing as fast as health care, but the big public-cloud companies--Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google--have struggled to crack the $3.2 trillion market. Even as hospitals and insurers collect mountains of health data on individual Americans, most of their spending on extra data storage is for old-school systems on their own premises, according to researcher IDC. The public-cloud kingpins are trying to lure health-care providers with artificially intelligent cloud services that can act like doctors. The companies are testing, and in some cases marketing, AI software that automates mundane tasks including data entry; consulting work like patient management and referrals; and even the diagnostic elements of highly skilled fields such as pathology.