Philips partners with Orbita to develop conversational voice and chatbot applications to complement its telehealth solutions
This week, Orbita announced a new partnership with global health technology leader Philips to co-create next-generation conversational virtual assistants for Philips’ consumer health and patient support applications. This partnership will integrate our conversational AI technology into Philips' digital health applications improving the patient experience and increase efficiency throughout the health continuum.
“Orbita is a not only a leader and innovator in voice and chat-powered virtual assistants that deliver the human touch needed in healthcare, but also a company that can keep up with the rapid pace of telehealth innovation that Philips is determined to pursue.”
-Henk van Houten, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Philips Research
Philips & Orbita
Philips believes that AI has the potential to improve people’s lives across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment, and home care – provided it is applied with a deep understanding of people's lives, and the clinical and operational context in which healthcare providers operate.
Philips' partnership with Orbita, a company that has a proven track record of successfully applying AI-enabled conversational virtual assistants in healthcare applications, is part of Philips’ overall strategy to leverage cutting-edge AI wherever it can help deliver on the Quadruple Aim of healthcare.
Examples where Philips is already using AI can be found in its personal health, diagnosis and treatment, and connected care offerings. Examples of Orbita’s solutions include patient acquisition and engagement portals, virtual bedside assistants, and virtual care continuity assistants.
Philips owns a minority interest in Orbita through its Health Technology Venture Fund since May of 2020. Philips Ventures manages a business-agnostic digital health fund that invests in, and partners with, promising healthcare informatics and health technology start-up companies to accelerate their growth and extend their reach. Active partnerships, such as the one announced today with Orbita, are an essential part of Philips’ goal to develop integrated solutions that enable healthcare providers to deliver on the Quadruple Aim – better health outcomes, better patient and staff experiences, and lower cost of care.
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“We are extremely excited to be expanding our partnership with Philips, one of the largest and most innovative digital health technology companies in the world. Philips’ presence in the industry means they are at the forefront of healthcare’s most demanding challenges, where the greatest opportunities exist to apply the unique capabilities of Orbita’s products and solutions.”
-Nathan Treloar, President and Chief Operating Officer at Orbita