Orbita releases new no-cost COVID-19 chatbot, enabling healthcare organizations to quickly integrate coronavirus Q&A and screening tools into existing websites

For Immediate Release 

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

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 front lines who now face overwhelming challenges due to the unprecedented public health crisis of COVID-19.  

“We asked ourselves in recent weeks, ‘What can we do to make a difference?,’ and we quickly arrived at a logical decision for our company,” said Orbita CEO Bill Rogers. “We’re providing this COVID-19-specific chatbot free of charge to bring immediate support to organizations now scrambling to educate the public, provide rapid triage, and reduce infection risk, all within constraints of limited resources and rapidly changing circumstances.”  

According to Rogers, Orbita developed its COVID-19 Virtual Assistant to immediately meet the needs of two critically important populations: 1.) the general public – by automating COVID-19 question answering; 2.) symptomatic and at-risk patients – by automating the screening process with assessments and triaging to the appropriate place.  

The Orbita COVID-19 Virtual Assistant is pre-packaged with conversationally formatted, question-and-answer and screening content from the CDC and other clinically vetted sources. 

Because it is built on the Orbita platform, this COVID-19 chatbot can be quickly adapted to work seamlessly across mobile chatbots, smart speakers (e.g. Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc.), SMS, and even analog phones via IVR. It can be integrated with existing visit scheduling and telemedicine services. 

Rogers highlights that some organizations may want to embed custom content or content from third party sources and may also want to provide re-screening notifications or check-ins with at-risk patient populations.  

“Our platform provides robust flexibility to adapt as this evolves, and we can’t think of a better time to use this for the greater good,” Rogers adds. “Orbita has a deep roster of healthcare and life sciences customers providing front-line care for both brick-and-mortar and virtual visits.” 

Additional information is available here

About Orbita 

Orbita provides award-winning voice and chat solutions for healthcare and life sciences sectors, and the most powerful conversational AI platform enabling entities to cost-effectively create and manage HIPAA-compliant virtual health assistants for the enterprise. Organizations tap the power of Orbita’s market-proven technologies for consumer marketing, customer service, patient engagement, outcomes improvement and cost reduction initiatives. Customers include Mass General Brigham, Libertana Home Health, Mayo Clinic, Merck and University of Chicago Medicine. Partners included Amazon, Cognizant, Deloitte, Pariveda, and ServiceNow. Find us as orbita.ai, or contact us at hello@orbita.ai 

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