Virtual Voice Assistants: Their New Role in Healthcare
Imagine if all of your older and chronically ill patients had personal assistants to help them monitor their vital signs, answer pressing health questions, and remind them to take their medicines. While this scenario may sound ideal, it’s also quite an unrealistic goal to expect to accomplish for an entire population.
But the newest generation of voice-activated virtual assistants, or personal intelligence agents, may be able to fill a similar niche in a timely and cost-effective manner using a software program that can be tailored for different situations.
In fact, these capabilities, coupled with the emphasis on population health, has prompted a growing number of companies to turn the existing devices into automated “case managers.”