‘Alexa, what’s my blood sugar?’ Amazon unveils HIPAA-compliant voice services
Amazon has announced that its smartspeaker voice assistant Alexa is now HIPAA-compliant and can serve as your very own healthcare valet.
To start, the retail and computing giant has paired up with six companies to develop programs that can harbor protected prescription information, book doctor appointments, track blood glucose levels and find the nearest urgent care center.
That includes a program from the digital health company Livongo, a member of the 2017 class of the FierceMedTech Fierce 15, which allows members to ask for their last blood sugar reading, identify trends, and receive personalized “Health Nudges” based on their blood pressure.
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