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Executive Health Management

Voice-to-Text Made Easy with Amazon

2019 03 Dec

Amazon continues its expansion into the healthcare sector. On 2 December, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company's cloud computing arm, announced at the Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas the launch of a voice transcription service for physicians. The new service, called Amazon Transcribe Medical, is designed to make clinical documentation... Read more

IT Management

Voice Assistants: Healthcare Friend or Foe?

2019 02 Jul

Voice assistants are used for a variety of reasons, from helping users do simple web search to keeping track of business meetings (similar to an office assistant or secretary). The technology is also being used to help with some tasks related to healthcare. Some large hospitals, for example, have "chatbots" that patients can communicate with to... Read more

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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