December 8, 2022
Health IT
  • Amazon has ended its support for its HIPAA-compliant Alexa health tool and will delete all of the data by the end of the week. Amazon rolled out the tools on Alexa in 2019, offering applications with a collection of hospitals, as well as telehealth company Teladoc Health and pharmacy benefits management company Express Scripts. The application allowed users to check the status of prescription refills, ask about their last blood-sugar reading, or even book a telemedicine appointment. The decision comes as tech companies are experiencing slumps and decreasing investments in secondary devices and voice assistants. (Articles here and here)