Doctor Alexa Will See You Now: Is Amazon Primed To Come To Your Rescue?

by Larry Emmott on October 8, 2019

in Future Tech,Telemedicine

From Kaiser Health News:

But a flood of new opportunities are emerging since Alexa won permission to use protected patient health records controlled under the U.S. privacy law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Before, Alexa had been limited to providing generic responses about medical conditions. Now that it can transmit private patient information, Amazon has extended its Alexa Skills Kit, the software development tools used to add functions. Soon, the virtual assistant will be able to send and receive individualized patient records, allowing health care companies to create services for consumers to use at home.

Source: Doctor Alexa Will See You Now: Is Amazon Primed To Come To Your Rescue? | Kaiser Health News

Another move in the direction of easy home based telemedicine. I just wished I trusted them more.

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