Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa will now offer medication management features such as medication reminders and voice requested prescription refills. Currently, these features are only available to Giant Eagle Pharmacy customers who link their accounts. The system was inspired by how users were already implementing Alexa's reminders system.
“Voice has proven to be beneficial for a variety of use cases because it removes barriers, and simplifies daily tasks. We believe this new Alexa feature will help simplify the way people manage their medication by removing the need to continuously think about what medications they’ve taken that day or what they need to take,” noted Rachel Jiang, Head of Alexa Health & Wellness, in an announcement about the new features.
To start using Alexa's medication management features, simply say “Alexa, manage my medication” and set up reminders based on your prescriptions. Once the reminder goes off, the users can ask Alexa which medication they should be taking.
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