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Hospitals are Looking for the Killer Amazon Alexa App

  • June 18, 2017

CNBC recently interviewed researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital about their involvement in a CRICO-funded study to see how text-to-speech technology can be useful in helping surgeons comply with surgical safety checklists in the operating room.


Raul Uppot, a radiologist at MGH, told CNBC that “in one case a patient was listening in to the safety checklist via a voice application right before going under. The patient had an allergy to latex, a fact that was missing from the medical record, but was addressed thanks to the checklist.” Uppot added, “That might have averted disaster, as the surgeons had intended to use latex gloves.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Farr C. Hospitals are looking for the killer Amazon Alexa app. CNBC. June 18, 2017. 

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