Health care organizations face a cybersecurity mandate

STAT

Casey Ross

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Improving health access for the well-connected

It sounds like a home run for health care access. But Teladoc’s new partnership with Amazon — allowing millions of consumers to dial up doctors on a smart speaker — is unlikely to improve care beyond well-heeled consumers who already have plenty of access. “People who have Alexas already both have the means to afford these technologies and they have high technical literacy,” which is typically correlated with health literacy, Northeastern University computer science professor Timothy Bickmore told STAT. “These are patients who are generally already able to take care of themselves.” That said,...

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