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Wellness tips now available through Alexa, Google Home

June 11, 2019

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is now making daily wellness tips available for the asking through Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant, Alexa, and through Google Home devices and the Google Assistant application.

The wellness tips provide information on topics such as nutrition, exercise, sleep health, weight management, injury prevention, and stress management, and aim to help Albertans maintain and manage their physical and mental well-being.

Users of Google Assistant and Google Home device can get the daily wellness tip by saying: “Hey Google, ask Alberta Health Services for the wellness tip of the day.”

Amazon Echo users need to install the ‘Alberta Health Services’ skill and then say “Alexa, ask Alberta Health Services for the wellness tip of the day.” Amazon Echo users can also enable the ‘Alberta Health Services – Wellness Tip of the Day’ skill to receive this information through their Alexa Flash Briefing.

Last year, AHS became the first public healthcare organization in Canada to offer healthcare information on the Google and Amazon devices, which also provide users with real-time estimated wait times in AHS emergency departments, as well as daily AHS news. AHS also used the devices to deliver influenza immunization clinic information last fall and winter.

AHS will continue to add new services for these smart home products to give Albertans more convenient access to the information they need to better manage and maintain their health.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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