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In an effort add more skills to Alexa, Amazon has launched a medication management feature for its digital assistant Alexa. This new feature will allow customers to set medication reminders by using their pharmacy prescription information, and to request prescription refills. Amazon has partnered with an adherence tool provider Ominicell to enable the feature.
These new Alexa capabilities will be available only to Giant Eagle Pharmacy customers, but Amazon has promised to expand to more. Giant Eagle Pharmacy is a regional retailer in the Midwest and East Coast.
To enable the feature, the step that you need to follow is to enable the Giant Eagle Pharmacy skill and link their account. Then you’ll have to create a voice profile, which, in turn, can help Alexa figuring out who is she talking to. You’ll also be able to create a personal passcode in case you need an added layer of security.
Once you’re done with the setup, you can say: “Alexa, manage my medication”.Alexa will then help you review your current prescriptions and set up reminders based on when you prefer to take each medication. And When the reminder goes off, customers can ask, “Alexa, what medication am I supposed to take right now?”
You’ll also be able to request Alexa to refill from your pharmacy by saying, “Alexa, refill my prescription.”
You’ll also be able to review and delete their voice recordings at any time on the Privacy Settings page, via the Alexa app, or by voice.