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Amazon, Teladoc Health Makes Basic Healthcare More Convenient And Accessible With New Alexa-Powered Telehealth Calling Feature

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Amazon and Teladoc Health have teamed up to make telemedicine available on select Alexa-powered … [+] devices.

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In a press release published Monday, telemedicine company Teladoc Health announced a “first-of-its-kind experience” that lets users get generalized healthcare services through an Alexa-powered device, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The feature, developed in collaboration with Amazon, allows people to have audio chats with a medical professional. Supported Echo devices include the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. Video visits are “coming soon,” according to Teladoc.

“Teladoc Health’s collaboration with Amazon is yet another step in breaking down barriers to healthcare access,” Donna Boyer, chief product officer at Teladoc Health, said in the company’s press release. “By introducing and integrating our virtual first care experience with Echo devices, we are providing an innovative and convenient way for users to connect with a doctor. We are meeting consumers where they [...]

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