How can we implement voice activated data input within health and care?

Ask Cornwall

eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall (EPIC) has secured another three years’ European Regional Development Funding, supported by a range of delivery partners to continue the project until April 2023.

EPIC is fuelled by the ideas of those who would benefit from using technology for health and wellbeing, sharing these with local business who can develop these ideas into truly useful technological solutions rooted in real-life need.

Adhering to government advice in relation to COVID-19, we will not be hosting face-to-face workshops for this phase of the project, as originally planned.

Instead, we would like to introduce you to a platform called ‘Ask Cornwall’, an online community that allows you to create an account, make useful connections and share ideas for better health and care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

Everyone is welcome to join, from any profession – if you use health or care services, or have ideas on how we can help improve using technology, we want to hear from you. The EPIC team has planned a series of workshops, hosted online, via Zoom, to discuss the ideas and considerations that have stemmed from the initial Ask Cornwall discussions and to move towards the creation of a working group to champion the use of voice technology in health and care.

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Nurses, clinicians and care workers have extensive and overwhelming commitments regarding entering data and filling out paperwork, with a recent study highlighting that nurses reported that they spend a third of their time on data entry and administrative tasks.

Voice input has come a long way since dictaphones and new advancements in artificial intelligence mean that voice interfaces may present an opportunity to reduce time spent on administration, capture standardised information and allow greater direct patient interaction. A further benefit of hands free data entry could be the reduction of the risk of passing infections through touching shared devices, for example keyboards or screens. 

During a medical appointment or situation, would you be comfortable with your health or care professional recording your notes using their voice?

If you are a clinician, nurse or care provider, how do you think voice data entry could impact your role? Do you have any concerns, or issues that would need to be addressed before you could use a similar system?

This session will be lead by Inocencio Maramba, EPIC Research Associate. Please register your place via the Eventbrite webpage* to express your interest for this online event.

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