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Mayo Clinic offers first aid assistance via Amazon's Alexa digital assistant

By The Star Tribune  
   September 15, 2017

Alexa, Amazon's voice-activated digital assistant for the home, has learned a new skill ó dispensing medical information about first aid from one of the best-known names in medicine, Minnesota's Mayo Clinic. "We provide health information in a print newsletter, digital newsletter, desktop web, mobile web, Mayo Clinic app. We view this voice interface, specifically the Amazon Alexa application, as basically a new channel to provide that information," said Jay Maxwell, a senior director in health information with the Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions.

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