Make It Conversational

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

Echo Show: the power of show and tell

May 24, 2017 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN connected health, IN amazon alexa, IN Voice technology, IN amazon echo, IN Echo Show, IN Voice Experiences

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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New Voice Technology Worth Speaking To

May 16, 2017 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN Voice technology, IN amazon echo, IN Echo Look, IN Harman Kardon Invoke, IN Samsung’s Bixby, IN DIY AI, IN Echo Show

If you needed proof that voice technology is hot, look no further than the number of new product offerings launching in the next few months.

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HIMSS17 - The Latest In Digital Healthcare Technology

Mar 07, 2017 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN connected experiences, IN connected health, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Patient Engagement, IN HIMSS

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

Feb 27, 2017 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN Healthcare, IN connected health, IN amazon alexa, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN amazon echo, IN Apple Siri

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 | Chief Product Officer at Orbita 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 | CEO at Orbita 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

Jan 13, 2017 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN connected home, IN connected experiences, IN notifications, IN home care, IN connected health, IN alerts

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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Amazon Alexa at CES 2017: Implications for Healthcare

Jan 06, 2017 By Nate Treloar | President & COO at Orbita IN Amazon AWS, IN amazon alexa, IN voice assistants, IN amazon echo, IN voice experience designer

The press releases and news stories have been pouring in from CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week and Amazon Alexa appears to have dominated the show.

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BIGGEST Threat To Telehealth Mobile Apps - Adherence

Dec 30, 2016 By Nina Bausek - PN Medical IN apps, IN telehealth, IN PN Medical

Guest post from PN Medical

Author:

Nina Bausek

ninab@pnmedical.com 

 

In contrast to patient questionnaires, in which physical activity seems to be overestimated, advances in smartphone sensors offer the opportunity to measure activity directly by always-on, low power motion chips. MyHeartCounts is an app-based cardiovascular health studyadministered entirely via smartphone, incorporating...

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Using Technology To Engage Patients Leads To Better Outcomes

Dec 29, 2016 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN Engagement, IN Technology, IN mobile, IN apps, IN Patients, IN Web Interfaces

It almost is beyond discussion that engaged patients, feeling empowered in their own healthcare and treatment, have better outcomes in both wellness and recovery from injury or illness. Technology can play a tremendous role in driving this patient engagement. Providers would do well (forgive the pun) to take advantage of innovations and methods to enable their patients to thrive, and for...

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