'Alexa, find me a doctor': Amazon's digital assistant can now schedule doctor's appointments, give prescription refill updates and even handle your private healthcare data

Amazon's digital assistant could soon do more than just turn on your lights or tell you the weather. 

The e-commerce giant has signaled a major leap into healthcare for Alexa, by rolling out an invite-only program for developers to create their own skills around health and medicine.

It would allow users to ask Alexa to book a doctor's appointment, find an urgent care center and check for updates on prescription refills. 

Leila Amerling