July 8, 2020
A new app announced this morning by PureTech Health spinout Sonde Health will listen to employees' voices to determine whether they have a potential respiratory condition and shouldn't return to work.
The Sonde One app combines a COVID-19 questionnaire, user-reported temperature and a six-second voice sample to render its judgement and provide guidance to the employee.
These guidances can be...
December 31, 2019
This year provider organizations continued their dive into digital. Big names in the provider space including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ascension and Brigham and Women’s Hospital made major deals with well-known tech companies. We’ve also seen new technologies catching on in the provider space, notably voice.
Another major trend is the use of telemedicine. While the technology is...
August 16, 2019
While voice has been touted as an emerging technology with the ability to lower the bar to entry, industry players are now starting to warn of privacy gaps. Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices are now becoming a frequent household item, used for everything from ordering a new wardrobe to helping with homework.
But when used in the medical industry, the technology needs to be administered...
August 12, 2019
Time is one of a doctor’s most precious resources. But with the increasing emphasis on documentation, doctors are often snowed under with paperwork. Scores of startups and provider innovation organizations are looking for ways that new technologies could help tackle this problem.
Recently, voice technology has come onto the digital health scene as a new tool with the potential to help lighten...
August 6, 2019
Increasingly, Amazon Alexa and Siri are no longer just a tool for ordering pizza. Voice technology has found its way into healthcare, and now one of the most established industries in the medical world is starting to explore the possibilities of voice: pharma.
“I think voice should be part of a robust ecosystem in which pharma provides treatment information … and things like that,” Kay Bayne,...
August 9, 2018
In early 2016, Boston Children’s Hospital was among the first healthcare organizations to leverage Amazon Alexa with KidsMD, a skill that helps parents understand their child’s symptoms, seek basic medication dosing guidance, or decide whether an in-person visit is necessary. With roughly 100,000 app interactions to date, more than 200 unique weekly, and plans for a second version of the skill...