WebMD meets Alexa
NEW YORK – Users of Amazon Alexa can now ask questions about health-related topics and get physician-reviewed, medically appropriate answers in plain, accessible language from WebMD. “WebMD is committed to providing consumers with health information that they can trust wherever and whenever they need it, and voice represents a promising new communication channel,” said Steve Zatz, WebMD CEO, in a statement. Users can ask questions about conditions, drugs, medical tests, side effects, symptoms, treatments and more. WebMD will also give users the opportunity to request that additional information be sent in text form to their Alexa app. “With the WebMD skill, customers can get answers to health questions simply by asking Alexa,” said Rob Pulciani, director, Amazon Alexa, in a statement.
Your.MD adds two countries to service
LONDON – Your.MD, creator of an AI-powered health assistant, has added two new international partners to its OneStop Health platform. “It’s been our ambition from the very beginning to provide each person on earth with access to personalized, trustworthy and actionable health care assistance,” said Matteo Berlucchi, CEO of Your.MD, in a statement. Joining the platform are Altibbi for Your.MD users in the Middle East; and Dr. Insta for users across India. These services join Your.MD’s existing partners in Canada, the U.K., Malaysia and Singapore, the Philippines; and Dr. Care Anywhere, which serves multiple countries.