Search Tag: Amazon
Amazon to Buy One Medical
2022 22 Jul
Amazon and One Medical have announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire One Medical. One Medical was founded in 2007. It is a human-centred, technology-powered primary care organisation committed to making quality care more affordable and accessible for patients through a combination of in-person, digital... Read more
Amazon Rolls Out Telehealth Service Nationwide in U.S.
2022 09 Feb
In-person care services are expanding to more than 20 new cities in 2022, bringing even more care options to Amazon Care’s growing customer base. Amazon Care launched in September 2019 to bring the most patient-centric health care to customers when and where they need it. Amazon Care combines the best of virtual care and in-person services,... Read more
Is Alexa Spying on You?
2021 06 Jul
In a class action lawsuit filed last week, healthcare workers alleged that their Amazon Alexa-enabled devices may have recorded their conversations – including potentially protected information - without their intent. In a storyline that could be ripped right out of Dave Egger's bestselling dystopian novel "The Circle", four plaintiffs raise... Read more
How Will FAMGA Shakeup Healthcare?
2020 29 Jan
Summary: The big tech players are all making inroads into healthcare, bringing their industry know-how into a sector that is traditionally slow to adapt to change. Whether their impact will ultimately result in better resource management and cost savings remains to be seen, but they are definitely a force to be reckoned with. There is no doubt... Read more
Improving Patient Compliance with Future mHealth
2019 26 Aug
Summary: Combine the characteristic of our engagement with social media with existing technology and how we could improve patient compliance in the not so distant future. Patient treatment compliance is a significant barrier and a challenge for healthcare professionals the world over. While several studies have been conducted leading to... Read more
Alexa gains HIPAA compliant status
2019 16 Apr
Amazon has amped up the capability of its voice assistant, Alexa , which now boasts about half a dozen new medical skills. For instance, a user can request help by asking this question “Alexa, find me a doctor” and obtain a prompt response from the voice assistant. You might also like: What can healthcare learn from Amazon? The upgrade... Read more
Short read: What can healthcare learn from Amazon?
2018 12 Sep
The enterprise started out as an online seller of books, and then of small gadgets; then expanded into selling all sorts of consumer products as well as services. More recently, the company made its foray into other markets such as tech and healthcare. Just this month, the same company became part of the exclusive "$1 trillion club" after seeing... Read more