Conversational artificial intelligence platform developer Orbita has announced the launch of OrbitaAssist, a voice-enabled bedside virtual health assistant that offers an alternative or adjunct to traditional nurse call systems. Patients can use a smart speaker configured with the platform to tell a nurse or caregiver that they need something or alert someone to a fall, then the request is routed to appropriate care team members, who can view it on mobile or desktop devices. OrbitaASSIST also provides the patient with a natural language response letting the patient know the request has been received and assistance is on the way. "This is an innovation developed in Australia with input and guidance from Australian nurses for patients, residents, and care teams in our local markets," Nick White, Orbita’s executive vice president of patient care solutions, told Healthcare IT News. "Australians are quick adopters of new technology, with strong uptake of smart […]