Alexa is here for all your medical info needs.
Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa is now HIPAA-compliant, which means it can now be used to securely transmit private information from medical patients either staying at home or in hospitals.
At the same time, six voice programs from some of the bigger health businesses such as Boston Children’s Hospital and Cigna were also launched. These programs will allow patients to utilize their smart assistant in order to get various necessary information that may be considered private, such as prescription delivery notifications, locations of urgent care centers nearby, and post-surgery progress updates.
“Every day, developers are inventing with voice to build helpful and convenient experiences for their customers,” says Amazon it is blog announcement. “These new [Alexa] skills are designed to help customers manage a variety of healthcare needs at home simply using voice.”
Amazon also believes that its new voice technology could be “one of the most promising lines of business, one that could be used to give patients and caregivers more timely information to help manage their conditions and access services.”
At the moment, only these six programs can access Alexa, but Amazon is planning to add more companies into this list soon.