KidsMD with Devin Nadar of Boston Children’s Hospital

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.

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How voice is impacting and enriching health marketing

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. 

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How Voice Technology Will Impact Healthcare

Voice interfaces are not new to healthcare. Many physicians have used, or still, use Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS) to transcribe their clinical notes. What is new is the arrival of digital assistants, powered by natural language processing, ambient computing, and machine learning.

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Voice Assistants Can Help Older Adults

Lois Seed's vision impairment makes it difficult for her to read books and to look for information on the Internet. So when her retirement community in Carlsbad, Calif., offered to place an Amazon Echo with Alexa voice technology in her one-bedroom apartment, she decided to give the home speaker a try.

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Masayoshi Son: Ping An Good Doctor's AI Healthcare Technology is the Most Advanced in the World

Mr. Son has respected the work of Ping An Good Doctor for a long time. On 4 May, Ping An Good Doctor was listed in the HKEx, becoming the first listed HealthTech company in the world. As far back as the end of 2017, one month before Ping An Good Doctor submitted its listing application to the HKEx, Mr. Son had already invested USD400 million in Ping An Good Doctor through SoftBank Vision Fund.

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The Story Behind Boston Children’s Hospital KidsMD Alexa Skill

Boston Children’s Hospital launched the KidsMD Alexa skill in early 2016 making it a pioneer among healthcare providers experimenting with voice assistants. Devin Nadar is partnerships manager for innovation and the digital health accelerator at Boston Children’s Hospital and will speaking about voice technology at the upcoming Voice of Healthcare Summit at Harvard Medical School on August 7th. Below is the transcript of a recent email interview with Devin about what motivated Boston Children’s to get started with voice, what they have learned and what’s next.

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In-Depth: Voice, independence-focused technologies drive aging in place forward

Healthcare is improving with each passing year, allowing more aging patients to enjoy longer and healthier lives. Unlike in years past, though, this population isn’t necessarily limited to years of hospitals and assisted living homes. Driven by a desire for lower costs and increased independence, a broad range of new technologies are aiming to keep aging loved ones healthy in the comfort of their own homes.

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Is Voice the Right Technology for the Healthcare Problem You Are Trying To Solve?

At Boston Children’s Hospital, we feel strongly that voice-assisted technology will play a key role in healthcare, both within and outside of the clinical setting. But as with any technology, it is important to make sure that you leverage voice appropriately based on the problem or pain point you are trying to solve. To that end, below we share some learnings and considerations in determining whether voice is the right platform for your project.

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