Technology | 09.28.20
Best Buy Health Partnered With Amazon to Launch a Telehealth-Enabled Flip Phone for Seniors
Business Insider (09/25/20) Ahmed, Erum
Best Buy's health unit has launched a new flip phone — LivelyFlip — that can interface with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant and offer telehealth features to connect seniors to on-demand providers. The device's Amazon voice-powered technology lets seniors make calls and send texts, while its urgent call button links users directly to 24/7 access to care teams at GreatCall. With more seniors adopting virtual care, the rollout of senior-focused telehealth tech should remove lingering obstructions to widespread adoption. The pandemic has spurred rapid adoption of telehealth services for seniors as social distancing recommendations forced them to opt for virtual care. Yet impediments like lack of smartphones or tech knowledge have kept other seniors from these same services. It's believed that designing easy-to-access solutions should help sustain the momentum of telehealth adoption among seniors after the current crisis.
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