Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant has a new trick: transmitting secure patient information between patients and caregivers. Developers can now use the Alexa Skills Kit to build HIPAA-compliant apps, opening the door for hospitals, insurers, digital health startups and others to manage patient data through voice.
An interesting next step in the acceptance of telemedicine. We all want to talk to our computers like Star Trek.
However it does remind us that standard Alexa and the others are not secure.