Oracle recently unveiled its latest innovation in the healthcare industry at the Oracle Health Conference in Las Vegas. The company announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) integration for its Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system, called Oracle Clinical Digital Assistant. This technology aims to reduce the manual workload and documentation burden for healthcare providers by employing generative AI and voice commands.
The Oracle Clinical Digital Assistant harnesses the power of generative AI to enhance the EHR experience for clinicians. By automating note taking and suggesting context-aware next actions, such as ordering medications or scheduling follow-ups, the tool enables providers to focus more on patient care. It operates as a multimodal voice and screen-based assistant, actively participating in appointments.
One of the key features of the Oracle Clinical Digital Assistant is its ability to verbally access elements of a patient’s EHR record during an appointment. This eliminates the need for complex and time-consuming interactions with the software. Additionally, the tool’s natural language processing (NLP) capabilities make it easier for patients to use voice commands to book appointments, inquire about billing, access personal health information, and ask questions about their medical care.
The Oracle Clinical Digital Assistant also facilitates communication between providers and patients. Providers can use the tool’s embedded web chat functionality to send information and reminders to patients via their patient portal.
Suhas Uliyar, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Oracle Health, emphasized the impact of this AI integration, stating, “By bringing comprehensive generative AI and voice-first capabilities to our EHR platforms, we are not only helping providers reduce mundane work that leads to burnout, but we are also empowering them to create better interactions with patients that establish trust, build loyalty, and deliver better outcomes.”
This new AI integration is set to be available within the next 12 months, providing healthcare providers with a powerful tool to streamline administrative tasks and enhance patient-centered care.
– HIMSS News – article by Mike Miliard