Voice

By Dave Muoio April 4, 2019
Earlier this morning, Amazon announced in a blog post that its voice-based Alexa platform now supports the development of software that communicates HIPAA-protected health information through an invite-only Alexa Skills Kit program. To kick off the new capability, the company also highlighted the launch of six new Alexa skills built by healthcare providers and other stakeholders. Each is designed...
By Dave Muoio March 19, 2019
Denver-based startup Sopris Health launched today the latest version of its mobile, artificial intelligence-powered clinical documentation system. Called Sopris Assistant, the tool guides practitioners through the composition of a clinical note and imports it into the EHR system in less than a minute. Sopris released a similar app-based service last May that would use a wearable and AI to listen...
By Laura Lovett January 3, 2019
Just in time for those New Year’s resolutions, Lifesum, a Swedish health tracking app, will now be available to Google Assistant users. This integration will allow users to keep a record of their meals, water consumption and weight by talking to their Google Assistant.  Users can access the system by saying “Hey Google, talk to Lifesum,” according to a press release. Once opened the user can tell...
By Jonah Comstock November 15, 2018
Belgian biopharma company UCB has tapped customer engagement company Verint Systems to create an app for patients with Parkinson's disease. The app is called PD Coach and includes an AI assistant named April which can communicate with users either by text or speech. At launch, the app will support journaling and symptoms tracking. April is programmed with a wealth of Parkinson's-specific...
Livongo's hypertension management offering.
By Jonah Comstock November 1, 2018
Chronic disease management startup Livongo announced a handful of new offerings and partnerships this week, all organized around the theme of “Applied Health Signals,” a framework for thinking about the technologies and capabilities Livongo offers. “Health Signals is really an enabling technology,” Amar Kendale, Livongo’s chief product officer, told MobiHealthNews. “Something that is part of all...
By Dave Muoio August 8, 2018
Voice assistants are finding their way into a growing number of consumer homes, leading an ever-increasing number of healthcare companies to investigate how these connected technologies can be used to improve patients' health and deliver pertinent information directly to the individual. Unsurprisingly, building a successful consumer voice app comes with a number of challenges and considerations...
the 37 startups building voice applications for healthcare
As the next frontier in human-technology interfaces, voice-enabled and voice-first technologies are leading the way in many innovative applications across industries. Predictions that 50 percent of searches will be voice-based by 2020 and that 55 percent of US households will have a smart speaker by 2022 have entrepreneurs, developers, product managers, and marketers rushing to figure out how...
doctor dictates for medical transcription automation tools
By Jeff Lagasse July 18, 2018
Medical transcription tools have long been legacy products but as vendors inject modern technologies, notably automation and voice recognition, new data suggests that hospitals are going to deploy more of these products and services amid broader digital transformation work. Medical transcription is the process by which doctors and healthcare professionals process health records, which are then...
By Dave Muoio June 29, 2018
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...
By Jonah Comstock January 19, 2018
In 2018, both social and technological trends will drive the transformation of healthcare. MobiHealthNews spoke to a range of stakeholders in the field to ask what they saw coming down the tracks. Read on for some general trends and predictions for digital health and healthcare during the coming year, and beyond. And watch this space next week for part two, including predictions about...