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Voice interfaces are already having an impact on healthcare with the interface playing a role in chronic condition management. According to market researches, about 50% of our interactions with computers will be via voice by 2023.
Increasingly, patients are purchasing voice-assisted devices, and the quality of voice recognition software is only growing. As consumers become accustomed to interacting with voice-activated devices such as Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, many hospitals and health systems are also developing voice-activated tools for patients.
Improvements in speech recognition technology and decreasing device prices present exciting opportunities for medical organizations. As voice technology grows more sophisticated, patients can engage with their health at home through voice-assisted IoT.
This is where GAVS Technologies comes into picture. As a Microsoft Tier1 – Direct Cloud Solution provider we help healthcare providers shift their focus from maintenance and operations to giving patient care while enhancing business agility and sustain a competitive edge. Leverage GAVS’ IT infrastructure and cloud services to get closer to providing quality healthcare.
Some Questions for You
Are you preparing for health’s voice-enabled future? Do you understand how the landscape is changing, where innovation is happening in this area and how it may impact your product, service or business? If not, it’s time to start thinking about (and researching) these questions carefully. At the present rate of innovation, you may have less time to prepare than you think.
GAVS Answers Your Questions
Voice Interface needs real-time patient data for processing the health-related queries. The growing dependence on distributed computing and real time patient data makes it increasingly important for healthcare organizations to have a reliable infrastructure. GAVS Technologies help achieve this goal through its ‘Zero Incident Framework™’ powered by Smart Machines, Automation and Analytics.
Voice recognition systems, whether for communicating with patients online or for internal use in hospitals, can save time and money, but the upfront software installation and training costs can be expensive. Organizations can partner with GAVS for its expertise in IT infrastructure framework and solutions to set new standards in patient satisfaction through quality care while reducing operational costs.
Internet of Voice Recognition in Healthcare
The medical field has been hesitant to embrace voice recognition technology, but early adopters have already begun to reap the rewards. Advances in AI, Machine Learning, Big Data and Cloud Computing are helping to drive the implementation of voice technologies in healthcare. Accurate speech-to-text programs have shown the ability to transcribe physicians’ notes more accurately than the average human medical transcriptionist, and voice recognition models offer a method for reducing common issues like illegible handwriting and insufficient documentation of procedures.
If adopted on a more widespread level, these factors may help the creation of more correct, comprehensive, and cost-effective electronic health records (EHR). Additionally, as part of a biometric single sign-on platform, voice recognition is used to build more secure data access systems.
Boosting Patient Engagement
Though much of the focus on voice recognition in the healthcare industry is on developing technologies to aid providers directly, it represents only one facet. Patient engagement also benefit from such technology, particularly in the form of a conversational user interface. Surveys have shown that some people feel more comfortable when speaking to a computer rather than when speaking to a human, leading them to share more readily and give more detailed information.
The ability to simply speak rather than navigate complex websites and apps mean that more people can engage and take a more direct role in their health and treatment. Many older patients are able to use voice commands to do things they may otherwise be unable to do because of lack of computer skills, arthritis, poor eyesight or other conditions.
Future of Voice Recognition Systems
As vocal recognition technology continues to mature and become more widely adopted, the level of integration both in daily life and in the medical field will increase. Experimental pilot programs have already used devices like the Amazon Echo to provide post-discharge information for patients, answer common health questions and manage basic needs like transportation and medication scheduling. Features like these may become frequent practice in the future, providing patients with a more informative and engaging healthcare experience.
Voice recognition is also likely to take on a more expanded role in the daily routine of healthcare providers as well, potentially making the laborious human transcription process and paper-based records outdated as speech recognition becomes even more exact and reliable.
Though security, reliability and logistic challenges remain, vocal recognition is the future in healthcare. In a field that is so highly dependent on prompt and exact documentation, the ability to transcribe information quickly and precisely is priceless. Widespread adoption could slash operating costs and end a significant burden on healthcare workers, allowing them to see more patients and focus on delivering high-quality care.
Contact GAVS’ IT infrastructure team to know more about Internet of Voice technology: https://www.gavstech.com/reaching-us/