Healthcare facilities seeking their own 'Alexa' app

June 26, 2017

Voice recognition technology like the Amazon Echo devices have the potential to save time, lives in a healthcare facility setting, according to an article on the CNBC website.

Some facilities are working with Alexa to deliver routine medical information to patients at home; others are using it to help surgeons complete lists of tasks.

Health experts say the most obvious application is transcription and record keeping. Doctors are spending up to two-thirds of their day clicking fields in their electronic health record system.

Alexa could help with that by transcribing notes and documenting patient interactions on the doctor's behalf. But hospitals are held back because Alexa is yet not HIPAA-compliant.

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