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We continue to see exciting developments in the power of voice assistant and AI technologies to improve remote patient monitoring, clinical education, care delivery, and research. 

2018 - The Year of Voice in Healthcare
healthcare IT News logo.jpgThanks to Bill Siwicki of Healthcare IT News who interviewed Orbita customers for the recent special report titled AI Voice Assistants Have Officially Arrived in Healthcare. Analysts and journalists echo a sentiment similar to a recent FiercePharma headline which asks, "Will 2018 Be a Tipping Point for Pharma Voice Assistants?"  

Most of the recent "buzz" in voice has centered on Alexa. Consider the recent headlines about Amazon doubling down on Alexa development. Just last week, I learned about a projected uptake of Google's voice device. So what's to come of Web and mobile communication? Consider the perspectives of Orbita CEO Bill Rogers in this video, Will Voice Assistants and Bots Replace Websites and Mobile Apps?, and read this from the Medical Futurist Institute, Chatbots Will Serve as Health Assistants.

Developers use Orbita’s platform to visually design, build, and deploy conversational experiences across chatbots, Amazon Alexa, Google Home and other environments. Orbita's moving quickly in the world of voice and healthcare - and we'd love to share more about taking your organization's digital strategy to new levels. Check us out:

  • Orbita at HIMSS!  Watch for exciting announcements as we ramp to this event. We'll unveil updates to Orbita Voice™ that expand upon our powerful omni-channel development and maintenance capabilities. Can You Heal Me Now? Voice in Healthcare is the title of my HIMSS session. Check it out!
  • Sign up for our next webinar: Leveraging Conversations to Address Aging-In-Place Needs of Older Adults, Wednesday, February 28
  • Learn more. Read about trends, issues and real-world experiences with voice-first technologies in healthcare
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All the best from Team Orbita,

Nathan Treloar
Orbita Co-founder & President
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PS: The just-published Amazon “Alexa” Pilot Analysis Report from the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing includes some of the industry's earliest research on voice technologies for older adults. Although the cohort was small, results show high satisfaction and engagement:

• 75% used their smart devices at least once a day
• 100% felt Alexa overall made their life easier
• 71.43% felt more connected to family, friends and the community since the start of the pilot

Also -- check out this fascinating graphical report from CapGemini: 
Conversational Commerce Why Consumers Are Embracing Voice Assistants in Their Lives


webinarimage_2.15.18-1.jpgAn Orbita Webinar
Voice-First Solutions for Long-Term Care:
Leveraging Conversations to Address Aging-In-Place Needs of Older Adults

Hear from Judy Collett-Miller, director of planning & administration at ParkerLife.Org and Bill Cava, Orbita's chief product officer, who discuss:

  • Challenges and opportunities for organizations seeking to deploy voice technologies
  • Options for the use of devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home as well as sensor-embedded medical devices and connected home systems
  • ParkerLife's experiences with innovative use of of voice in their aging services organization
  • Recently published research showing how voice tech is improving the lives of older adults

Join us to discover how your organization can leverage intelligent AI-driven voice technologies and conversational experiences to reduce loneliness, improve service coordination, and enhance health and wellness. Register here

What's coming in Orbita Voice™? Later this month, we'll unveil major enhancements to Orbita Voice™ that expand upon our leadership position in providing healthcare's first platform for true omni-channel application development and maintenance. Create once and publish across multiple voice and conversational AI interfaces. Today's leading healthcare organizations use Orbita technology to create and maintain powerful voice applications. Request a demo
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In December, The Journal of mHealth named Orbita to its Global Digital Health 100. Compiled from nominations and research by the journal's international team, the list recognizes health technology companies demonstrating the greatest potential to change the way that healthcare is delivered.

Congratulations to our customer, ERT, one of the world's largest providers of data and technology services for clinical trials. Karen Beckstrom of ERT's Innovation Lab was recently named a Top 20 Innovator by CenterWatch and recognized for developing innovative products and services that will improve drug development over the next decade. ERT was also named to the Journal of mHealth's Global Digital Health 100 list!

Kudos to Worrell, an Orbita partner who presented Your Bot Will Run Your Health: How Mixed Reality and AI are Changing Healthcare at the CES 2018's breakout Digital Health Summit.Watch the presentation and download informative content from Worrell here.

Shout out to our partner, Macadamian, who recently published a whitepaper titled Increasing Patient Engagement Using Behavior DesignDownload the paper to discover how thoroughly understanding the behavior of health consumers can allow stakeholders to increase patient engagement, explore the Hierarchy of Health model and review use cases.

In December, Orbita was selected as one of the 32 companies selected from more than 500 applicants to participate in the 2018 PULSE@MassChallengeWe're quickly engaging with the exceptional staff at PULSE as well as colleagues from fellow digital health startups and the program's "Champions" who support entrepreneurs by facilitating key advisor introductions, pilots, research and investment opportunities. Thanks to all!





March 5-9, 2018, Las Vegas
We're joining more than 40,000 healthcare IT professionals for five days of education, innovation, and professional networking.

In conjunction with HIMSS, watch for news about new customers and partners:

  • a world-renowned academic medical center making major advances with voice
  • a national leader in voice-enabled employer well-being and patient education solutions
  • providers of custom care management platforms and devices that embed the power of voice

April 17-18, 2018, Mountain View, CA

Orbita Chief Product Officer Bill Cava will present at this conference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The MoNage ecosystem connects Chatbots, Messaging Platforms, AI and Conversational Interfaces, Blockchain technologies, Tokens and Crypto. Learn More.

HLTH logo.jpgHLTH: The Future of Healthcare
May 6-9, 2018, Las Vegas

On Tuesday, May 8, Orbita President Nathan Treloar will join a panel titled Words Matter! with experts discussing digital revelations that make use of a surprisingly available data set - the voice!  Watch for details!

Congrats to Orbita's Nathan Treloar who was recently confirmed as an Advisory Board Member for Parks Associates’ 5th Annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers!


THE POWER OF CONVERSATION: Recent Posts from Orbita's Blog

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Voice First: What You Say Should Help Get What You Need
Aging in Place Technology News
February 15, 2018
NOTE: Special thanks to Lauri Orlov for her just published report, The Future of Voice-First Technology and Older Adults 2018

Special Report: Al Voice Assistants Have Officially Arrived in Healthcare
Healthcare IT News
February 1, 2018

How AI Is Helping Patients Schedule Their Own Health Care
January 23, 2018

Improving Medication Compliance, Quality of Life and Peace of Mind Through Voice Assistant Technology
A Libertana Home Health Case Study from LeadingAge CAST
December 22, 2017

In Depth: The Rise of the Digital Clinical Trial
MobiHealth News
December 1, 2017

Meet our Members: Bill Rogers, CEO, Orbita
Mass TLC
December 1, 2017

PULSE@MassChallenge Announces 2018 Cohort of Top Digital Health Startups
December 14, 2017

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