Cleveland Clinic Unleashes Google Assistant Action

Cleveland Clinic, an academic medical center, has unveiled a new action for Google Assistant that gives users health and wellness information. Google Nest Home users can ask their voice assistant to speak to Cleveland Clinic to get tips under the categories of healthy habits, common concerns and nutrition. The action also tells users about Cleveland Clinic’s latest posts on their consumer blog Health Essentials.

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The new action from Cleveland Clinic is currently available on the Google Nest Hub and on any Google Assistant-enabled device, including Androids, iPhones, cars, TVs, and more. To create the action, the Cleveland Clinic worked with Myplanet, a software studio, while incorporating their own research. One healthy habits tip, for example, is try yoga to lower stress, blood pressure and cortisol and increase serotonin, according to a recent press release from Cleveland Clinic. Paul Matsen, Chief Marketing and Communicators Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, said of the action,

“People are searching for easy-to-find, timely health information from a trusted source. Cleveland Clinic on Google Assistant provides that. With your smart device, you can have daily access to health tips from Cleveland Clinic experts.”

Cleveland Clinic has an action available for Google Assistant
Cleveland Clinic has an action available for Google Assistant

Amazon Alexa Piloted At Cedars-Sinai Hospital

Cleveland Clinic’s recent Google Assistant action is not the first time that smart homes have been integrated into the medical field. Recently, Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angelos piloted a program that put Amazon Alexa in 100 patient rooms. Patients could use Alexa to change the channel, get a nurse, or even speak to her about the weather, music, or a number of topics. Golda Moeales, the hospital’s Assistant Nurse Manager of General Surgery, said that Alexa freed up nurses to focus more on medical care and less on simple tasks. As smart home technology becomes more prevalent, it’s usage in various fields will increase over time.

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as the challenges that business owners face when they want to invest in property. At, an education technology website, Aliza created digital content for lifelong learners, exploring the ways in which technology has democratized education. Additionally, she has written articles for The Huffington Post as well as her own content on Medium, the online publishing platform. Aliza’s love of journalism and research stems from the excellent Journalism program at Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Aliza interned as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit “news room without walls”. There, Aliza was paired with an investigative journalist and used academic databases to obtain data on everything from the suicide rates in Bhutan to local Boston court cases. Her last position was as an account executive at Yelp, educating business owners on the power of technology to increase revenue. Throughout, however, her heart remained with tech journalism, and she’s thrilled to be writing for Security Baron. When she’s not keeping afloat of the latest tech trends, Aliza likes to cook, read, and write. A former high school “Class Clown,” Aliza has completed two feature-length screenplays, a pilot, and countless comedic sketches. On her days off you can find her relaxing in Prospect Park, trying the latest flavors at Ample Hills Ice Cream, and spending time with friends and family.

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