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Monday, April 08, 2019

Alexa Launches HIPAA Compliant Med Skills

Have now worked analyzing sever health oriented data intelligence interactions.   Now Amazon/Alexa makes move with skills.  Restrictions in their application are interesting. 

Amazon Alexa Launches First HIPAA-Compliant Medical Skills 
In TechCrunch  By Sarah Perez

Amazon has announced a program under which it is inviting select voice-app developers to create and launch healthcare skills for its Alexa virtual assistant that are compliant with the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Only select covered entities and business associates subject to HIPAA will be invited to the program, with Amazon itself providing the HIPAA-eligible environment for skill building. Accepted applicants will be allowed to use the Alexa Skills Kit, which currently supports skills that are able to transmit and receive protected health data. With the added skills, Alexa would be able to assist consumers in tasks like booking doctor appointments, accessing hospital post-discharge instructions, and checking on the status of prescription deliveries.  ... " 

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