In this episode, Teri welcomes Devin Nadar, the Partnerships Manager for the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator at Boston Children’s Hospital. If you have been following the voice first health scene you know that Boston is a hub for this type of innovation and Boston Children’s Hospital is certainly at the forefront of this.
In 2018, Boston Children’s Hospital conducted an online survey of 113 pediatricians across the U.S. on their use of voice technology. While the complete survey has yet to be published, a few of the highlights are provided in advance of full publication.
Demand for voice recognition is expected to grow as doctors face increasing regulations and reporting burdens. Big minds, including at Google and Nuance are working on this, and EHR vendors will want to be at the forefront when the next best solution comes along.
Marketers tend to follow technological trends to understand how they can help influence and engage new consumer groups. According to eMarketer last year, 35.6m Americans used voice-activated assistants, a number that has doubtlessly grown in the past year since with Amazon Echo possessing 70% of voice device users.
The new voice assistant tool comes as organizations are looking for add-ons to optimize their EHRs and ease clinical burnout. In a 2017 survey by Nuance and HIMSS Analytics, 83% of healthcare leaders expected their organization to realize their EHR's full benefits and 68% said adopting new technology and tools would improve clinical satisfaction.
Voice technology will become commonplace at Boston Children's Hospital now that three pilot projects set in clinical settings have proved successful.
How smart assistants are currently being implemented into the various segments of our healthcare system and to learn what’s on the horizon in the coming years.
The Voice Health Summit explores all the ways speech technology and AI are transforming healthcare.
Nearly half of Americans use digital voice assistants, and U.S. smart speaker sales doubled last year. Voice technology is changing the way we experience entertainment, shopping, and in some cases, healthcare.