Epic Systems will debut ambient voice technology voice assistant dubbed “Hey, Epic!” at HIMSS20 in March
In the near future, hospitals will be able to use ambient voice technology for an even broader range of requests and instructions, and even complete all visits without ever touching a mouse or a console, Bina contended.
As nurses are rounding on an inpatient unit, they could say, “Remind me to bring ice chips to room 104” to rapidly add duties to their worklist, he added. All of that is made possible through integration with applied sciences from vendors Nuance Communications and M*Modal, now part of 3M.
Later this year, Hey Epic! will turn into more interactive with the power to respond with follow-up questions or affirmation that an action is complete.
It will be fully hands-free, so suppliers can simply say “Hey, Epic” to initiate the voice assistant.
Ambient voice technology has the potential to fully change the way that hospitals engage with sufferers and complete documentation.
Voice integration has the potential to assist providers in conditions where they can not click or type, like in an operating room.
Once surgeons have scrubbed in if they’ve ambient voice technology, they nonetheless will be able to get the information they need without removing their gloves.
Ambient voice expertise still is comparatively new in healthcare, so there is not lots of data yet to measure its results. Nevertheless, early outcomes and suggestions from providers establishing “Hey Epic!” have been constructive.
In addition to making it simpler for physicians to have more significant interactions with their sufferers, there is also early information that exhibits that there’s a strong business case for utilizing voice technology.