Market Intel: Meet The New Voice In Health Care: Alexa Is Empowering Patients, Doctors
Already used by tens of millions of consumers, voice assistants such as Amazon's Alexa are increasingly making their way into hospitals and health organizations. This article outlines multiple use cases where voice is deployed in health systems today, while offering expert insights on trends, opportunities and challenges in this growing space.
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