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Beyond HIPAA: Securing Voice Assistants for Healthcare Applications

May 23, 2019 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN security, IN HIPAA, IN voice assistants, IN smart speakers

An important announcement made by Amazon on April 4th bears repeating: “The Alexa Skills Kit now enables select Covered Entities and their Business Associates, subject to the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), to build Alexa skills that transmit and receive protected health information as part of an invite-only program.” 

In a recent Orbita blog post...

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Amazon Alexa is now HIPAA-Eligible. What's Next?

Apr 04, 2019 By Nate Treloar | President & COO at Orbita IN HIPAA, IN amazon alexa, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Voice Experiences, IN amazon

Big News, but Just the beginning

These days, big news stories in healthcare are just as likely to come from large technology companies as from major healthcare institutionsCase in point: In early 2018, Amazon created a huge stir in the industry earlby announcing a venture with JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway that promised to go after the “hungry tapeworm” that is the cost of healthcare in...

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Errant Alexa Communications Are Rare. The Benefit of Voice in Healthcare is Real

Jun 05, 2018 By Bill Rogers | CEO at Orbita IN HIPAA, IN amazon alexa, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Patient Engagement, IN Voice Experiences, IN Google Home, IN voice-first

Cell phone pocket calls occur every day, with the first “butt dial” likely happening shortly after the very first person thought it was a good idea to stuff his or her phone into a back pocket and sit.

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Infamous HIPAA Fines

Aug 17, 2016 By Bill Rogers | CEO at Orbita IN Healthcare, IN Health, IN HIPAA

Are you taking HIPAA seriously? REALLY seriously, and not just providing lip service?  The great thing about HIPAA is that it clearly lays out rules and standards for handling patient data. The consequences are dire for lax adherence, or lackadaisical implementation of standards and best practices. Just consider these examples, compiled courtesy of .

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