The Power of Conversation

Transforming Digital Healthcare through the Power of Voice Assistants, Chat Bots, and Conversational Experiences.

Clinical Trial Shows the Benefit of Voice in Disease Management

Jun 19, 2018 By Bill Cava IN connected health, IN Voice technology, IN Voice Experiences, IN voice-first, IN adherence

In a recent post, I gave a hypothetical example showing how voice could be an effective tool in a variety of healthcare scenarios a single patient may experience. In this blog post, I’m going to discuss a recent clinical trial in which a voice assistant was used to monitor people with diabetes to study the usefulness of voice in a specific population.

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From Prevention to Administration, Examples of Voice Assistant Use in Healthcare

In past posts, we’ve talked generally about the role of voice in healthcare. This post will be more specific. It will follow the journey of a patient who, at various points, requires information and some level of interaction with people and institutions in her healthcare sphere. This patient is living in the hopefully not-too-distance future when voice assistants play a larger role in...

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5 Applications of Voice Assistants in Healthcare

Jan 30, 2018 By Bill Cava IN Healthcare, IN connected health, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology

Previous blog posts have noted that voice is a natural interface for communicating our thoughts and ideas. Recent innovations have made voice an obvious choice for interacting with computers and the internet. For the elderly and people who have dexterity or sight issues, using voice removes a barrier to accessing these staples of everyday life. As you can imagine, these are the same people who...

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Echo Show: the power of show and tell

Amazon’s recent announcement of Echo Show – a touchscreen device with Alexa voice technology built in – got a generally favorable reception, but in that reception I observed two things:

  1. The focus on Echo Show’s video calling capabilities (often to the exclusion of all else).
  2. The immediate comparisons asking the question, "how is it any different than iPad with Siri?"

In other words, what’s...

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HIMSS17 - The Latest In Digital Healthcare Technology

It’s hard to sum up HIMSS17 – the healthcare IT conference held last month in Orlando – in just one blogpost, but (thanks to the articles linked here), we’ll give it a try.

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The Power of Voice Part 2: How Voice Assistants Can Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Part 1 "The Power of Voice Experiences for Elderly in Home Healthcare" outlines the differnt voice technologies available and how they can help with the elderly and home healthcare. 

Digital technology holds great promise for delivering improved health outcomes. That promise is, of course, already being realized. For just one “proof point:” three years ago, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...

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The Power of Voice Experiences for Elderly in Home Healthcare

Feb 08, 2017 By Bill Cava IN connected home, IN Healthcare, IN home care, IN connected health, IN voice assistants

It’s no secret that the US population is aging. According to the Population Research Bureau projections made in 2016, the number of Americans who are 65 and old will more than double by 2060. At the point, the proportion of elders will near 24%. As the population grows older, there’s increasing interest in assistive technologies that will enable the elderly to maintain good health, stay out of...

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Health Insurance Companies Are Betting Big on Health Care IoT

Jan 25, 2017 By Bill Rogers IN IoT, IN Healthcare, IN Health, IN connected health, IN Health Insurance

Aside from health care consumers and providers, nobody may be more affected by technology in health care than the health insurance companies and other third-party payers of health care. To that end, they are making significant investments directly into health care IoT (Internet of Things) technology companies, and other digital health care players such as application developers.

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Reducing Alert Fatigue in Healthcare by Engaging the At-Home Care Team

One of the by-products of the increasing use of technology in healthcare is that there are more and more alerts being sent to care providers. These range from automatic “drug safety alerts” sent to clinicians each time they prescribe a drug via a Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system, to patient monitoring deployed in a hospital setting, to systems used in the home to do everything...

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Several Ways That Technology Is Improving Patient Outcomes

Nov 17, 2016 By Bill Rogers IN Technology, IN IoT, IN Care, IN connected health

Patient centered activity tracking

The mobile IoT (Internet of Things) along with miniaturization is making possible never before dreamed of ways to improve patient care and wellness. From simple activities like tracking how many steps we take in a day to complex biometrics and vital signs monitoring, mobile health is a new field that combines several different disciplines to take patient care...

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