Amazon Wants Alexa to Take On Healthcare

There is so much work being done in the field of life sciences and health and it is all linked to data sciences, artificial intelligence and the integration of everything that companies have been investing in since the past decade. Digital-health capabilities will also require working through regulations and data privacy requirements. As the technology and infrastructure become more powerful and begin solving real-life problems, the regulations will follow.

I found an interesting article on the Marketwatch website about what Amazon plans to do with Alexa in healthcare. I think this is a must-read, so do share your feedback! It talks about how Amazon has created a team within its Alexa voice-assistant division called “health & wellness,”. It specifically targets patient needs such as diabetes management, and looks for a deeper push into the highly regulated health-care field. Regulation and disruption. Something that always has to work hand-in-hand.


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