BC Advantage - 2019 Issue 5

Are Smart Speakers HIPAA Compliant

Smart speakers are now woven into the technological fabric of Wi-Fi connected society, including the healthcare sector. Experts predict that by next year, for example, half of all digital searches will be conducted via voice technology. Research also confirms that more than 60 percent of pediatricians in the United States use voice-assistant technology. At least 33 percent of them use voice assistants connected to smart speakers.But what about HIPAA compliance? For the time being, no consumer voice assistants are compliant, and neither are services once they tie into the shared digital cloud. Despite those shortcomings, however, smart speakers...

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