Physicians See Promise in Virtual Assistants

Doctors and IVAsA recently published survey sponsored by Nuance Communications revealed that a majority of physicians believe virtual assistant technologies will lead to positive changes in the healthcare industry within the next five years. Many doctors think that virtual agents capable of speech recognition will improve the way they access data and update medical records. The survey also shows that doctors believe mobile virtual assistants can help patients monitor their health and even modify their behaviors to support them in reaching their health goals.

This infographic on Healthcare IT News shows how survey respondents predict the influence of virtual assistant technologies on healthcare of the future.

Note that Nuance Communications is the maker of Dragon desktop dictation solutions. It will be interesting to watch for new technologies from Nuance, and other virtual agent providers, to see how intelligent virtual agents can deliver on the promise of improvements for healthcare providers and the patients they serve.