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- by Staff Writer, MedPage Today November 15, 2017
- Voice search is changing how patients find information. Already, 1 in 4 smartphone owners use voice search to access information on their smartphones. Given the long tail of voice search, healthcare brands will need to adapt to this fast-moving shift and optimize their digital properties to remain findable in an increasingly voice-driven world.
- Strong market potential for voice-activated health management, with half of those surveyed (51%) expressing interest in doing so, and 45% of those interested in using voice assistants for health saying that these technologies will change how they manage their health. Interest in using voice assistants for health needs is even higher in some key condition groups, with 69% of Crohn's disease patients and 61% of patients who suffer from depression expressing interest. As adoption of these devices continues to increase, healthcare brands will need to understand how they can use them to address patient needs and what tech partners can help them do so.
More than half of executives plan to grow their telehealth program, creating an ‘Amazon effect’ in healthcare
A recent survey found that nearly one-quarter of UK and US healthcare organizations would pay a ransomware demand following a healthcare cyberattack.
Other chronic conditions and well-child tools are next in the development process.
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It’s crucial to gain a good understanding of the quality of the data that is available and to understand the source of any limitations. Organizations may, for example, have systems where the data is gathered via forms that are transcribed. Transcription means errors may creep in. If, for example, information is being gathered via phone, a name may be heard and entered incorrectly, or “15 Main Street” may sound like “50 Main Street.” It’s important to assess front-end systems and understand the quality of the data being generated.