Alexa, Can You Transform Healthcare?

“Alexa…,” “Hey Siri…,” “OK Google…,” “Hey Cortana…,” and “Hi Bixby….” These are the now-familiar “wake words” that we use to interact with our digital assistants and an ever-growing number of smart speakers. Chances are you have even interacted with one or more of these devices today. According to Allied Market Research, the smart speaker market is expected to reach $23.3 billion by 2025. A recent report states that last year’s smart speaker shipments reached 92 million.

Speech is one of the things that makes us human, and for most of us, our voices are our primary method of communication. In healthcare, we use our voices to describe our symptoms, ask questions, and seek advice.

Voice-user interfaces (VUI) and smart speaker technologies offer a new frontier for healthcare. But just what are these “smart speakers,” how do we interact with them, and what are the implications for managed care that guide us?

Read the full article by EVERSANA experts: James Cimino, Vice President of Technology; Dr. Richard Stefanacci, Chief Medical Officer; and Matthew Pakizegee, PharmD, Medical Government Policy Systems (GPS) Associate.

“Alexa, Can You Transform Healthcare?”
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Dr. Richard Stefanacci
Chief Medical Director

Richard has focused his career on improving health outcomes, especially for some of the most vulnerable populations. This has been achieved through several avenues, beginning with his continued active role as a treating internist/geriatrician. He has also put this focus into practice as chief medical officer for several management care plans, including ElderHealth/Bravo/HealthSpring/Cigna and PACE […]

Matthew Pakizegee
Matthew Pakizegee, PharmD
Medical Associate, Government Policy Systems

Matthew supports clinical services and leads clinical content for Government Policy Systems (GPS). He facilitates discussions with EVERSANA’s bench of payer consultants and manages government policy content including topics impacting healthcare delivery systems. He has held a variety of roles in biopharma, some of which include landscape analyses in oncology, advisory boards for respiratory and […]

James Cimino
Vice President, Technology

Jim has more than 25 years of professional experience investigating how technologies can be introduced and leveraged to improve training, engagement, and to solve business problems. He has played key technical roles in mobile, Internet, Intranet and Extranet projects for numerous clients across diverse industry verticals. Jim served as a contributing editor of Network Solutions […]