CNBC April 4, 2019
Christina Farr

  • Amazon Alexa is now HIPAA compliant, meaning it can work with health developers that manage protected health information. 
  • That’s a big step for Amazon as it moves into the health space. 
  • The company said it worked with partners on six new health skills, which help people make doctor’s appointments and check their health status. 

Amazon’s voice assistant can now manage people’s sensitive health information, which represents an important step for the company into the $3.5 trillion health care sector.

As of Thursday, consumers will be able to use about half a dozen new...

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