Health ITInterviewWith HIMSS Cancellation, Orbita Offers Livestream Educational Forum on Virtual Health

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 of Chicago Medicine. Partners included Amazon, Cognizant, Deloitte, Pariveda, and ServiceNow.

 2. Orbita is running the Livestream Educational Forum on Virtual Health Assistants on Thursday, March 12th. Can you tell us more about this event?

This is a series of educational sessions offering opportunities to learn from experts originally scheduled to speak at HIMSS 2020. Sessions will be presented by physicians, nurses, infectious disease specialists, healthcare business experts, software developers and more.  Registrants can drop in and out of the session as they like based upon content that is most relevant to them.

 3. Why did you choose to run such event?

To accommodate the many cancelled events and discussions at HIMSS2020, Orbita decided to convene virtual health assistants experts to discuss this exciting and fast-growing segment of the healthcare industry.

4. What are the topics covered in the event?

    • Privacy, security, and consumer adoption of voice in healthcare
    • How virtual bedside assistants meet the needs of mobility-impaired and isolated patients
    • Voice-powered patient support for pharma and life sciences
    • Author chat: insights from experts behind the first-ever book on voice tech in healthcare
    • Public health perspectives from the front lines
    • Optimizing patient discovery and conversion via voice search

 5. Who will be presenting the event?

    • Teri Fisher, MD, Sport & Exercise Physician, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia and Founder of Voice First Health*
    • Anna Kravets, President, AdiraA
    • David Metcalf, PhD, Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab at the University of Central Florida*
    • Harry Pappas, Founder & CEO, Intelligent Health Association*
    • Chelsea Biel, BSN, RN, Director of Clinical Informatics, Orbita
    • Kristi Ebong, SVP Strategy, Orbita
    • Hayden Meinero, Life Sciences Lead, Orbita
    • Nathan Treloar, Orbita President
    • Nick White, EVP Patient Care Solutions, Orbita

6. Who can attend the event?

Anyone interested in learning more about the work being done to advance virtual health assistant technology is welcome to attend.

7. How can one register for the event?

Register at this linkhttp://bit.ly/3cFjaWt

8. Anything more to add?

Orbita supports HIMSS’ decision to cancel its event and we respect how their leadership has responded to a very fluid and challenging situation. Our thoughts and support go out to those impacted across the world as we closely monitor COVID-19. We extend gratitude to healthcare workers on the front lines, as well as public health leaders working to make well-informed decisions as this unfolds.

Despite this being a very difficult situation, the team at Orbita team remains passionate about our mission to transform lives through the power of voice and conversational AI. HIMSS has been an important forum for us to communicate new digital innovations and solutions. Its cancellation due to COVID-19 only reinforces our mission. As a way to advance ongoing learning and dialogue, Orbita is pleased to deliver this Livestream Educational Forum on Virtual Health Assistants on Thursday, March 12.

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