Amazon expands healthcare services with Alexa deals

Company reveals partnerships and data protection compliance for voice-activated device.

The company on Thursday unveiled a string of partnerships that will allow Alexa users to check their blood sugar, communicate with hospitals and reorder prescriptions on the device.

…Boston Children’s Hospital is also using the device to allow parents to give its care teams updates on a sick child’s recovery and allow patients to schedule appointments. Livongo, a digital health company specialising in chronic conditions, will integrate Alexa with the rest of their devices, allowing members to query their blood sugar readings and receive personalised “health nudges” on the device.

Leila Amerling