Alexa can now remind certain customers to take their medications and request refills for prescriptions, Amazon said in a blog post on Tuesday. The company has partnered with Omnicell to provide the new features for Giant Eagle pharmacy customers as of today.
"We will learn a lot from this initial introduction and further develop the experience and expect to expand to more pharmacies next year," Amazon said in the blog post.
How to use the new features:
- Activate the "Giant Eagle Pharmacy" skill and link your account.
- Create an Alexa language profile and set up a personal passcode.
- Then say "Alexa, administer my medication" to set up reminders. Alexa will help you review your current prescriptions and create reminders for taking your medications based on your preferences. When Alexa triggers a reminder, customers may ask, "Alexa, what medication should I take now?"
- To request a replenishment of your prescription in your pharmacy, say, "Alexa, fill up my prescription."
Amazon says that these features "use multiple levels of validation" to ensure that no one else with Alexa can access your prescribing information. Using these new features, Alexa recognizes users by voice and asks them for their personal passcode.
The company also states that customers can review and delete their voice recordings through the Alexa app, the privacy settings page, or by voice.
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First published on November 26th, 2:05 pm. PT.