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Reminding patients of their scheduled appointment times is vital for a rendering practitioner to keep their business running smoothly. If you have missed appointments or people running late, it causes a disruption in services for others and prevents the doctor from rendering adequate care. It is not only a waste of valuable time, but it costs the practice money and potential clients. Fortunately, in the age of technology, you can incorporate the use of an...

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Orbita Releases New No-cost COVID-19 Chatbot, Enabling Healthcare Organizations to Quickly Integrate Coronavirus Q&A and Screening Tools Into Existing Websites Boston, MA – March 17, 2020 – To assist healthcare organizations in their response to COVID-19, Orbita today announced its new Orbita COVID-19 Virtual Assistant, a turnkey chatbot that can be readily integrated into existing websites to improve access to coronavirus-specific question-answering and screening tools. Orbita is delivering this new solution at no cost to support the many organizations on healthcare’s...

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A Healthcare Revolution or Lack Thereof As of 2017, reports indicate that nearly 9 in 10 (86%) of office-based physicians had adopted some form of Electronic Health Record software. This represents a long-awaited shift in healthcare from the safe yet outdated protocols of decades old traditions to a more modern healthcare rooted in technology. One might have suspected that healthcare would be among the first industries to ride the waves of innovation provided by the...

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Orbita will be running a Livestream Educational Forum on Virtual Health Assistants on Thursday, March 12, noon – 5 pm eastern. To learn more about the event, we conducted an interview with Orbita. 1. Can you tell us more about Orbita? Boston-headquartered Orbita delivers technology that powers voice and chat-enabled virtual health assistants to engage patients, improve outcomes and reduce costs. Customers include Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Libertana Home Health, Mayo Clinic, and the University...

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On taking a glance through the official stats as made available by the Australian government, it comes to light that a large portion of the Australian population is above 65 years of age – 15% to be exact, which represents roughly 3.5 million citizens, and that was three years ago, back in  2017. As of 2020, millions of seniors are in need of care, albeit at different levels. Focusing on the digital aspects of senior...

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Telehealth has transformed how we receive treatment in various ways. It’s not only beneficial to patients but also doctors. This technology utilizes digital information and devices such as mobile devices and computers to access medical care remotely. This technology is available to both the doctor and patients. The UAE is at the forefront in promoting telehealth as a way of improving healthcare. Telemedicine is set to change the healthcare sector in the UAE. As technology...

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Appointment reminder software helps healthcare providers save time and resources while delivering better customer service. Reminding patients of upcoming appointments also reduce no-shows and last-minute cancellations. While the software is useful, it requires proper implementation. To take advantage of the software, use the following best practices for patient appointment reminder software. Allow Patients to Select Reminder Channels Appointment reminder software typically includes the ability to send reminders via text or email. Give patients the option...

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Technology led changes – from the addition of robotics to the adoption of surgical ‘space suits’ – are having significant implications for operating room ergonomics. As Tom Downes, CEO, Quail Digital, explains, the way multi-skilled, multi-discipline teams need to interact with both technology and each other is creating a pressing requirement for more effective OR communication. Communication Challenge The rapid evolution of technology, not least robotics, is inspiring the next generation of ergonomic design to better...

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Technology has greatly affected our lives. It has produced the inventions that make our lives easier and more convenient. Things that seemed impossible decades ago can now be done with a click of a button and with less time involved. For one, you can now talk and see people real-time – even if they’re located countries away from you – all thanks to video chat application, handheld devices and of course, the internet. Aside from...

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It’s not hard to see why online counselling is growing in popularity. We now live in a technology dominated society; tech is a huge part of modern life – especially for millennials. Some may be skeptical, but e-therapy undoubtedly has some clear benefits.   The Advantages of Online Therapy Accessibility for Those with Physical Limitations Online therapy provides accessibility to individuals who are disabled or housebound. Mobility can be a big issue when it comes...

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