voice assistants

By Laura Lovett September 11, 2018
Looking to relieve the glut of paperwork surrounding physicians, voice AI company Nuance has teamed up with EHR company Epic to integrate its platform into Epic’s apps. The companies' new system was developed to help doctors more easily manage clinical documentation. The idea is that doctors will be able to open up one of Epic’s compatible apps and retrieve schedules, patient information, lab...
By Laura Lovett September 6, 2018
This morning voice-powered healthcare company Notable announced that it scored $13.5 million in Series A funding in a round led by F-Prime Capital Partners and Oak HC/FT with participation from Greylock Partners and Maverick Ventures. This latest funding brings the company’s total financing to $19.3 million, according to Crunchbase.  This news comes just months after Notable launched its latest...
By Dave Muoio August 9, 2018
In early 2016, Boston Children’s Hospital was among the first healthcare organizations to leverage Amazon Alexa with KidsMD, a skill that helps parents understand their child’s symptoms, seek basic medication dosing guidance, or decide whether an in-person visit is necessary. With roughly 100,000 app interactions to date, more than 200 unique weekly, and plans for a second version of the skill...
By HIMSS TV May 9, 2018
Ben Schilens, chief revenue officer at Orbita, and Jonah Comstock, editor of Babyforyou.net.ua, discuss the opportunity developers have to improve patient engagement by tying voice to their applications.  
By Dave Muoio March 16, 2018
Voice assistants are on the rise among European physicians with more than half of those practicing in major European countries either interested in or actively using these technologies, according to survey data collected by DRG Digital | Manhattan Research. According to the company, 56 percent of polled physicians said that they currently use or would like to use voice assistants in their work....
By Dave Muoio November 3, 2017
Aging care was a frequent topic among the panels and sessions hosted at last week’s Connected Healthcare Conference in Boston. Amidst conversations on remote care, new technology adoption, and other issues of wellness affecting seniors, speakers argued again and again that thoughtfully designed technologies will increasingly be needed to address a patient group that shows no signs of shrinking. “...
By Jonah Comstock September 11, 2017
New research from DRG Digital | Manhattan Research suggests that physicians are already beginning to use voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa at work. In the company's annual "Taking the Pulse" survey of 2,784 physicians, 23 percent said they used a voice assistant "for professional reasons". That's a broad umbrella that includes dictating messages and using Siri for internet...
By Heather Mack June 22, 2017
As virtual private assistants like Amazon’s Alexa become smarter, more popular and more useful, why not give it them tools to recognize emotions? That seems to be the thinking behind Israel-based Beyond Verbal, which makes voice recognition software to analyze human emotion and health indicators, releasing a cloud-based API engine to integrate with virtual private assistants (VPAs). The intention...