CNBC April 14, 2019
Christina Farr

  • Amazon Alexa is now HIPAA compliant, meaning it can work with protected health information.
  • The applications are currently quite simple, and it will likely be a while before users can talk to their doctor through Alexa.

If you want to schedule a doctor’s appointment or check on the status of a medication without picking up the phone, Amazon Alexa can help.

As of this week, the voice assistant is HIPAA compliant, which means Amazon can work with hospitals and other health providers that manage protective health data to share personal information on an Echo.

But what users can’t...