Healthcare technology startup Navia Life Care has launched a voice-based virtual assistant for doctors called Navi. Much like any other virtual assistants, Navi is an application that can understand voice commands and complete tasks for a user but with a slight difference that separates it from the rest.
The company has claimed that Navi virtual assistant can offer useful features with just a single click. The virtual assistant can create a digital prescription for the patient which can be printed or sent via an SMS. So, Navi is not only a passive listening device that will respond once it recognizes a command. It can also record and analyse both the doctor’s behaviour and the patient’s medical history.
Navi’s algorithm is also claimed to help it predict possible remodification, diagnosis, medication schedules and investigations for patients. It can also be used by patients to get doctor recommendations.
According to the World Health Organization, by 2035 the global health care shortage is expected to reach close to 13 million, and this signifies that health care providers will be in high demand across the world. When this happens, health service providers will be pushed to their limits in order to render services. To help health care professionals meet more medical challenges, Navia Life Care is working on making Navi into an Alexa for doctors. It will encompass on all possible tasks that they need to do in order to “augment” and enhance their practice.
Speaking about Navi virtual assistant, Mr Kunal Kishore Dhawan, Co-founder, and CEO of Navia said, “Navi will be helping doctors create digital prescriptions through a speech-to-text engine, converting voice inputs into structured prescriptions. And this is going to make Navi an innovative, useful and accessible means to strengthen the doctor-patient bond in India.” He further added, “For a typed prescription, it takes anywhere between 45 seconds to 2 minutes, whereas by using Navi – the voice-based assistant, this time is reduced to less than 1 minute per prescription. Thus, with Navi, doctors will be able to use their time effectively with reduced chances for errors.”
The company says that doctors shall reap immense benefits from Navi. Health care professionals will no longer have to maintain a detailed medical record and notes from previous visits to patients. With the new virtual assistant, they will be able to use their time effectively. The usability index offered by Navi via a single click system is seamless and user-friendly. The new virtual assistant can also be easily accessed from any smartphones. One just needs to install Navia’s doctor App to get the virtual assistant.
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