Make It Conversational

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

The Power of Conversation: Mayo Clinic's Approach to Content Services with Voice

Jun 26, 2019 By Nate Treloar | President & COO at Orbita IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN mayo clinic, IN virtual assistant

Earlier this year we co-hosted a webinar with Joyce Even of the Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions group to discuss Mayo’s use of virtual assistant technology in healthcare education. This post summarizes the information shared in that webinar.

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Amazon Alexa is now HIPAA-Eligible. What's Next?

Apr 04, 2019 By Nate Treloar | President & COO at Orbita IN HIPAA, IN amazon alexa, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Voice Experiences, IN amazon

Big News, but Just the beginning

These days, big news stories in healthcare are just as likely to come from large technology companies as from major healthcare institutionsCase in point: In early 2018, Amazon created a huge stir in the industry earlby announcing a venture with JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway that promised to go after the “hungry tapeworm” that is the cost of healthcare in...

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Orbita Flow - A No-Code Way for UX Designers and Content Authors to Build Conversational Experiences

Mar 08, 2019 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN Voice technology, IN Voice Experiences, IN Orbita Flow Studio

When it comes to designing, developing and maintaining conversational experiences, there can be many chefs in the kitchen.

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Will Voice Replace Your Website?: Six Tips for Content Management in a Voice-First World

Nov 01, 2018 By Nate Treloar | President & COO at Orbita IN Web Content Management, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Voice Experiences, IN voice-first

No, not really. Voice will not replace your website. At least not any time soon. But by now, it should be obvious that we’re entering a new era of digital experiences. An era where voice assistants, chatbots, and other virtual, conversational assistants will work in confluence with traditional Web and mobile applications.   

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

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

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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Clinical Trial Shows the Benefit of Voice in Disease Management

Jun 19, 2018 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita 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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Errant Alexa Communications Are Rare. The Benefit of Voice in Healthcare is Real

Jun 05, 2018 By Bill Rogers | CEO at Orbita IN HIPAA, IN amazon alexa, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Patient Engagement, IN Voice Experiences, IN Google Home, IN voice-first

Cell phone pocket calls occur every day, with the first “butt dial” likely happening shortly after the very first person thought it was a good idea to stuff his or her phone into a back pocket and sit.

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

May 08, 2018 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN Healthcare, IN Health, IN connected health, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Health Insurance, IN Voice Experiences, IN voice-first, IN long-term care

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 | Chief Product Officer at Orbita 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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Will Voice Assistants and Bots replace Websites and Mobile Apps?

Nov 16, 2017 By Bill Rogers | CEO at Orbita IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Voice Experiences, IN Messaging Bots

Natural language refers to the way we, that is humans, communicate with each other.  Namely, speech and text. For computers, natural language used to be hard because it is messy, full of nuance and context. Only in the last few years has it been possible with deep Learning AI and Natural Language Processing to extract the meaning out of speech or text with high accuracy. Bots and Voice...

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