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Talk About Progress
Smart speakers could someday improve communications in the OR.
Daniel Cook
Publish Date: April 24, 2020   |  Tags:   Healthcare IT
SPEAKING OF SURGERY Voice assistants have the potential to improve patient safety and the accuracy of intraoperative documentation.

Alexa is already talked to like a member of the family in some households. Someday, these virtual assistants might act like members of your surgical team. You’ll be able to ask them for reports on pre-op tests instead of the weather, call up MRI scans instead of calling your spouse and add items to medical records instead of shopping lists. There are significant barriers to overcome before smart speakers are commonplace in ORs, but the interactions you have with them in your kitchen provide a glimpse into how the technology could be used during surgery.

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