About Alexa Smart Properties in Healthcare

Alexa Smart Properties in Healthcare provides technologies that smart property solution integrators can use to deploy and manage Alexa devices in properties such as hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. It provides Alexa APIs for device fleet management for properties. You can use these APIs to build Alexa capabilities into management applications. These solutions enable property owners and managers to administer Alexa devices on their properties with ease.

For an overview of features and benefits, as well as how to sign up for the Alexa Smart Properties in Healthcare program, see Alexa Smart Properties in Healthcare.

Alexa Smart Properties in Healthcare defines the following key concepts and terms:

Endpoint

An endpoint represents an Alexa-connected device (like an Echo device) with which an Alexa customer can interact. In Alexa Smart Properties in Healthcare, you manage Alexa Echo devices as endpoints by using the Endpoint API. With this API, you can enumerate the endpoints owned by an Amazon Business account, view and change endpoint settings, associate endpoints with specific rooms, and query connectivity status of endpoints.

Unit

A unit represents a node in a hierarchy. A unit can represent an organization, a property, or a room. In Alexa Smart Properties, you create a hierarchy of units to model properties, and individual rooms. You can manage up to three levels of hierarchy in the Alexa Management Console and up to fifteen levels of hierarchy using the Property Hierarchy Management API.

Room

A room represents a physical room in a property. Alexa devices and smart home appliances are installed in a room. Alexa endpoints (devices) and skills are associated with individual rooms.A room is a unit at the lowest level in your property hierarchy.

Property

A property represents a physical property, such as a hospital or assisted living community. A property is typically a collection of rooms or groups of rooms. A property is a unit that is typically at the highest level in your property hierarchy just below the organization.

Organization

An organization represents a business entity under the Alexa Business account that's registered with Alexa Smart Properties.

Alexa Smart Properties in Healthcare REST APIs

Alexa Smart Properties in Healthcare provides the following APIs to manage the hierarchy of units, manage endpoints, and manage experiences on those endpoints within your organization.

REST API Description

Property Hierarchy Management API

Manages properties and rooms.

Role API

Manages user permissions via roles.

Unit Settings API

Manages settings for units.

Endpoint API

Manages endpoints registered to your Alexa Business account.

Skill Management API

Manages skills.

Communications API

Manages the enterprise communication experience.

Notifications API

Manages the enterprise notification experience.

To get started with Alexa Smart Properties in Healthcare APIs, see Get Started with Alexa Smart Properties in Healthcare APIs.