Venture capital is pouring into voice solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI) for the healthcare space as patients/consumers get a greater say in their care, from appointment scheduling to new approaches to delivering care and the digital health experience.
Fierce Healthcare . news site mentioned “Funding for healthcare projects and exits in 2021 broke previous records, reflecting the continued excitement and drive toward hyper-growth in the industry,” adding that healthcare project funding reached $28.3 billion last year.
If the first four months of 2022 are any indication, this year may be on track to top performance as healthcare hyper-growth focuses on specific areas such as voice solutions and artificial intelligence.
On April 21, Mendel’s Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing (NLP) platform announced a $40 million Series B funding round led by Oak HC/FT.
Mendel is investing in its platform Resolve to standardize clinical information, saying in a press release“Traditionally, it takes nearly five years to manually extract the lives of two million patients. Mendel’s Resolve sums up the same number in less than 24 hours using artificial intelligence and natural language processing.
Monday (April 25) Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing Platform Syllable It announced $40 million in Series C funding to improve its NLP-AI healthcare call center and scheduling solution, Interrupted Patient Assistant.
Leveraging machine learning (ML) and natural language understanding (NLU), the Syllable platform improves patient experiences and satisfaction while reducing operational costs and staffing burdens for health systems,” the company said.
Internet of Things in a health kick
Relevant is April 25 advertisement Anelto, the remote patient monitoring (RPM) provider, is adding new functionality called RemoteCareLive to its health platform.
Works on AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT)RemoteCareLive is described as a console that provides remote healthcare conferencing in the home. It has a 2-day battery backup and immediately sends notification to caregivers in the event of a power outage.
“IoT-enabled RPMs provide faster, more convenient service to patients and give them more control over their health,” AT&T Vice President of Health Care Joe Drigas She said. “For clinicians, RPM solutions with IoT connectivity mean access to the most complete patient data and the ability to act on that data as it is received.”
Adding new skills to her voice assistant for doctors, Suki healthcare platform announce In mid-April he expands the list of orders and claims to solve. New voice commands allow doctors to easily access electronic health records, including vital signs, drug allergies, and medical history.
“Our team’s innovation continues to improve the perception of book load,” Suki CEO bonnet sony He said, “One of the main causes of an epidemic of medical fatigue has plagued healthcare.”
Not to be overlooked, Big Tech is making itself heard too, partnering with telehealth platform Teladoc in February to bring new Alexa skills to Amazon Echo devices.
In this advertisementTeladoc Health Product Manager Donna Boyer He said, “By offering a virtual first care experience and integrating it with Echo devices, we are offering an innovative and convenient way for users to connect with a physician. We meet consumers wherever they are, to continue delivering value-quality, quality care to members.”