The Power of Conversation

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

The Boston Buzz: Highlights from Voice.Health Summit, October 17, 2018

Oct 26, 2018 By Orbita Team IN voice-first, IN Healthcare, IN Voice Experiences, IN Voice technology

The promising role of voice in healthcare took center stage just one week ago at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center thanks to Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH.) Visionary professionals from the BCH Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator planned and hosted an exceptional event, bringing together esteemed experts, entrepreneurs, and engineers – all focused on pioneering voice transformation...

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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 Voice technology, IN voice assistants, IN connected health, IN Healthcare

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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Which Alexa device is right for home healthcare?

Jun 16, 2017 By Bill Cava IN Healthcare, IN amazon echo, IN amazon alexa, IN home care

Since Alexa (Amazon’s voice control system) and Echo (Amazon’s first Alexa-driven device) were brought out late in 2014, Amazon introduced a number of different members to the Alexa device family. This can make for some confusion. ZDNet had a recent article that asked the question “Which Alexa is right for you?” that’s aimed at consumers. We thought we’d take things one step further and look...

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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 voice assistants, IN home care, IN Healthcare, IN connected health, IN connected home

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 Health Insurance, IN Health, IN Healthcare, IN connected health

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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VC’s are stepping up investment in home care

Dec 15, 2016 By Bill Rogers IN home care, IN Healthcare, IN Caregivers

The home care industry is taking off. We see it every day with the applications that our clients are developing. And if we wanted more evidence, we had to look no further than a recent article in Forbes on how prominent venture capital firms invested more than $200M in this industry during 2016, focusing on companies creating online tools and services aimed at home care.

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Telehealth Becomes Just Plain Health

Nov 03, 2016 By Bill Rogers IN telehealth, IN Healthcare, IN connected health

Back in late September, at the Health IT Summit held in New York, Healthcare Informatics sponsored a panel discussion entitled “Telehealth: New Platform for Population Health.” The panel, which was chaired by Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland focused on how telehealth is becoming an increasingly important element across the healthcare continuum.  Panel participants were:

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Orbita Platform Announcement at Partners Connected Healthcare Symposium

Oct 20, 2016 By Nate Treloar IN Healthcare, IN IoT, IN home care, IN telehealth, IN platforms, IN connected health

Today we are very pleased to announce the availability of the Orbita Digital Experience Platform for connected home healthcare applications. While the platform has been in pilot use with customers for many months, we took the opportunity to announce the latest version in conjunction with our participation at the Partners Connected Healthcare Symposium in Boston this week.

Our mission at Orbita...

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