Health Data Management April 8, 2019
Fred Bazzoli

Amazon’s Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant technology is now HIPAA-eligible, enabling healthcare organizations to build applications with the technology.

Amazon announced that the Alexa Skills Kit can be used by some covered entities and their business associates, subject to provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 to build Alexa “skills” that transmit and receive protected health information.

The determination means that the new version of the Amazon technology can be used for applications that are subject to the data privacy and security requirements of HIPAA.

Within 24 hours, six healthcare payers, pharmacy benefit managers, digital health coaching companies and providers released consumer-focused uses for Alexa.

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