Can virtual assistants make healthcare more human? Startups create voice tech for doctors and patients

On the latest episode GeekWire Health Tech podcast, we have the second installment in a two-part series on the rise of voice assistants in healthcare. We’ll hear from Saykara and Tuzag, two Seattle-area startups that are creating a future where voice assistants make healthcare more human by freeing doctors from their keyboards and even forming relationships with patients.

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Leila Amerling
Paging Dr. Alexa: Hospitals call on voice assistants, envisioning ‘massive’ impact on healthcare

John Brownstein, the chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, has likewise seen voice apps evolve over the years…the addition of HIPAA compliance allowed Brownstein’s team to take things much further. “We could finally start rolling out use cases where there was a direct connection to the care that a patient was being provided at our hospital,” he said. The Boston hospital’s latest voice effort focuses on helping patients recover after cardiac surgery.

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Leila Amerling
AMAZON’S ALEXA IS LAUNCHING SEVERAL SKILLS THAT WILL HELP YOU CONTROL YOUR HEALTH

Dr. John Brownstein, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, which uses one the the new healthcare features, says that: “From our view, [Alexa’s data protection] makes for great opportunity in healthcare, because what we’re trying to do is make it easier for patients to access information, easier for patients to track their health and easier for patients to interact with their healthcare system”.

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Leila Amerling