Infographic: Will Virtual Assistants Propel the Future of Medicine?

Thursday, March 21st, 2013
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

Overwhelmingly, 80 percent of U.S. physicians believe that within five years, voice-enabled virtual assistants will drastically change how they interact and use electronic health records (EHRs) and other healthcare apps, making them more efficient and freeing up time to spend on patients, according to a new survey by Nuance.

Doctors surveyed stated that mobile virtual assistants could impact healthcare most by helping them access information in EHRs, and navigate through the process using conversational commands. One out of three doctors spends 30 percent or more of their day on administrative duties — activities that could be redirected or removed using voice-enabled virtual assistants. Some of the survey results are illustrated in the Nuance infographic.

Will Virtual Assistants Propel the Future of Medicine?

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