Amazon launches HIPAA-eligible Alexa skills for health care

Amazon today announced a limited number of voice apps for the Alexa Skills Kit by health care companies like Cigna and Boston Children’s Hospital that operate in compliance with the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Six HIPAA-compliant Alexa skills are available at launch to do things like help caregivers deliver team updates and check the status of home prescription deliveries.

Leila Amerling