Amazon’s Alexa is about to become your personal doctor

Thursday’s announcement was accompanied by the launch of a half-dozen voice programs built by major health providers and companies like Boston Children’s Hospital, insurance giant Cigna and Livongo, which helps users manage chronic conditions.

The tools allow patients to use Alexa to access personalized information such as progress updates after surgery, prescription deliveries and the locations of urgent care centers, according to STAT News.

Leila Amerling