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“Alexa, check on the patient in 104A.”

That is how your next hospital nurse could check in on you. Amazon is putting Echo devices in hospitals in Boston, California and Florida to help patients communicate with hospital staff.

Amazon said that this will help hospitals increase productivity and well as conserve personal protective gear such as masks and gowns. You don’t have to suit up in full single-use protective gear to ask Mr. Johnson how he’s doing on Alexa after all.

Do the hospitals know that Alexa works both ways so patients can ring up the nurse’s station all they want? They may regret that!

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