With HIMSS Cancellation, Orbita Offers Livestream Educational Forum on Virtual Health Assistants, Infectious Disease, Voice Technology, and More

For Immediate Release - Media Advisory Published March 8, 2018 

With HIMSS Cancellation, Orbita Offers Livestream Educational Forum on Virtual Health Assistants, Infectious Disease, Voice Technology, and More 

Contact: Beth Strohbusch, Orbita SVP Communications, beth@orbita.ai, 414-213-8818 

WHAT  

Livestream Educational Forum on Virtual Health Assistants 

A series of educational sessions offering opportunities to learn from experts originally scheduled to speak at HIMSS 2020. Sessions with be presented by technology experts and clinicians including physicians and infectious disease specialists with topics including:  

  • AI-driven virtual bedside assistants 
  • Public health perspectives from the front lines 
  • Best practices around HIPAA compliance for virtual health assistants 
  • How conversational AI meets the needs of mobility-impaired and isolated patients 
  • Conversational AI for pharmaceuticals and life sciences 
  • Optimizing patient discovery and conversion via voice search 

WHEN 

Thursday, March 12, noon – 5 pm eastern (attendees can drop in and out of sessions as they like) 

We encourage individuals to watch for updates as the agenda and presenters are solidified 

WHERE 

Register at: http://bit.ly/2VUh9jl

This forum is open to all. It’s especially valuable for individuals who planned to attend HIMSS sessions related to voice, chatbots, conversational AI and virtual health 

WHO 

Presenters include the following with more to be added to the event landing page: 

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

* Fisher and Metcalf are authors of this book originally scheduled to launch at HIMSS20: Voice Technology in Healthcare: Leveraging Voice to Enhance Patient and Provider Experiences 

WHY 

According to Orbita CEO Bill Rogers: 

  • Orbita supports the HIMSS organization’s decision to cancel its event and respect how their leadership responded to a very fluid and challenging situation. 
  • Orbita is closely tracking COVID-19 as a public health issue. Our thoughts and support go out to those impacted across the world. 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, Orbita’s 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. To advance ongoing learning and dialogue, Orbita is pleased to deliver a virtual education forum focused on virtual healthcare assistants 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

  • Orbita executives available for briefings before, during and following the event. Interviews with colleagues from Orbita customer and partner sites available on request. Contact: Beth Strohbusch, Orbita SVP Communications, beth@orbita.ai, 414-213-8818 
  • Visit the RESOURCES tab at Orbita.ai; review white papers, archived webinars, blog posts, etc. on topics ranging spanning voice search and SEO, security, call center efficiency, knowledge management for voice, prototyping voice experiences, healthcare’s digital front door, and 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.  

Q&A:  

 
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 assistant 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 link: http://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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