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How Voice-First Technology Is Impacting Modern Healthcare


MedTech Boston is a media sponsor of The Voice of Healthcare Summit.

The second annual The Voice of Healthcare Summit — the No. 1 event for voice/AI technology and modern healthcare — will take place Aug. 5-6, 2019, at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Microsoft is the presenting sponsor of the event, which examines the growing intersection between modern healthcare and voice-first technology. Attendees will include healthcare professionals, executives, practitioners, insurers, technologists and others.

“The healthcare industry is rapidly incorporating the advances of voice-first technology,” said Bradley Metrock, executive producer of The Voice of Healthcare Summit and host of This Week in Voice, part of the global VoiceFirst.FM podcast network. “The Summit itself focuses on how voice is poised to revolutionize healthcare for both patients and providers.”

Mayo Clinic’s Sandhya Pruthi, M.D., general internal medicine, will discuss how to successfully apply voice-first technology in a clinical setting. Yaa Kumah-Crystal, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of biomedical informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will present “Conversing with the EHR: Vanderbilt’s EHR Voice Assistant.” Nuance Healthcare’s Peter Durlach, senior vice president of strategy and new business development, will explore the next frontier in conversational AI in healthcare. And Freddie Feldman, voice design director for Wolters Kluwer Health, will share “IVR’s Lessons for Voice and Health.”

The Summit’s opening keynote — presented by Heidi Culbertson, CEO and founder of Marvee — is titled, “The Promise of Voice-First Technology in Caring for Aging Populations.” Culbertson will share Marvee’s voice startup story and how a groundswell of innovation is writing a new narrative on aging.

In addition, “The Voice in Pharma Panel” session will address the latest issues and developments with voice technology and the pharmaceutical industry. The session features: Kay Bayne, senior manager, consumer and HCP marketing, AstraZeneca; Shwen Gwee, co-founder, Novartis Biome; and Ritesh Patel, chief digital officer, Ogilvy Health.

Some of the other innovative companies participating in The Voice of Healthcare Summit include: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, The Christ Hospital, Intelligent Health Association, Skilled Creative, LifePod Solutions, Orbita, Suki.AI, Triad Health A.I., Audiobrain and Voicify.

The event’s post-conference workshop, “Voice Boot Camp,” offers a deeper dive into key elements of the voice landscape for healthcare, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Aug. 6. The workshop (open to all registered attendees as a separate ticketed event) is presented in cooperation with the Intelligent Health Association, Macadamian, Voice First Health and VoiceFirst.Community, a trade association.

For additional details about the conference program and to register via Eventbrite, visit http://www.vohsummit.com.

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