September 10, 2019

Around the nation: Cleveland Clinic, Google Assistant offer new voice feature

Daily Briefing

    Users can use voice commands to access three tips in three categories: nutrition, common concerns, and healthy habits, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Massachusetts, and Ohio.

    • Florida: Patrick Taylor, president and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital, has announced plans to resign on Oct. 30. Taylor has served as president and CEO of the hospital since 2010. He started working for Holy Cross as an emergency medicine physician in 1988 (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/6).
    • Massachusetts: Since learning that three-year-old Quinn Waters can't leave his house in Weymouth due to a cancerous brain stem tumor, members of his community have gathered together to visit the boy outside of his window. Visitors have included members of the Weymouth and Quincy police and fire departments, as well as Waters' family and friends. According to the Washington Post, hundreds of strangers have come by his front lawn since June to sing, dance, play instruments, and perform for Waters (Free, Washington Post, 9/5).
    • Ohio: Cleveland Clinic is partnering with Google Assistant to allow users to receive health and wellness information through the voice assistant. The feature is available through Google Home and other devices with Google Assistant, including phones, speakers, and wearables. Users can use voice commands access three tips in three categories: nutrition, common concerns, and healthy habits (Drees, Becker's Hospital Review, 9/6).
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