#CareTalk Podcast: “Alexa, Why Should I Vaccinate My Kids?”

In this month’s episode of the #CareTalk podcast, David Williams (Health Business Group) and John Driscoll (CareCentrix) discuss Amazon Alexa’s healthcare skills, the Measles outbreak and much more.

Overview:

(0:30) Amazon finally added Alexa “healthcare skills” and made them HIPAA-compliant. What’s the big deal?  
(3:32) Measles is coming back. How did this happen?
(5:24) Are suicides among older people in institutions a major phenomenon or is something else going on?
(8:54) Is there any new evidence about the benefits of healing at home?

Lightning Round:

(10:55) Medicare’s insulin costs rose 840 percent in the last decade. What gives?
(11:25) Last month we said Lyft was touting improving social determinants of health as a value proposition for its IPO. How’s that working out?
(12:01) What does the Mueller report tell us about healthcare?
(12:22) Will the Red Sox repeat as World Series champs?

The #CareTalk podcast is available on YouTubeiTunes and Google Play.