PHealthNow: Voice Control

by Jeremy Harper

Delivering a HIPAA compliant voice control option for the patient room.
Etna, OH United States Patient Power Tools! HIT New Practice

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About our project

The problem we solve:
Providing patients the ability to control the lights, IPTV, temperature, and fan's in a patient room starts giving patients control where they didn't have it previously. Giving them the ability to query against the knowledge of the internet to explain terms, issues, and answer those nagging questions. It will give them a place to store voice memo's for questions they can ask their provider, a system that can trigger reminders to take medicines, and a place their own provider can trigger reminders from.
About our solution:
We intend to take the opensource mycroft.ai and create a package that local hospitals can install in their patient rooms.
Progress to date:

We've prototyped using a rasberry pi in conjunction with a server and mycroft.ai, its a promising system. We envision we will need a hardware provider generating a device similar to an echodot, a wemomini, a thermostat provider, and we can rapidly prototype and roll out the system.


About Our Team

Creator: Jeremy Harper
Location: Ohio
Bio: I have a masters of biomedical informatics and have been a director of the research enterprise for a large academic medical center for the past 5 years. I'm incredibly excited about the opportunities to integrate our machines into everyday activities and the next phase of that evolution is voice.
Title: Informaticist
Advanced Degree(s): MBI
Twitter: @phealthnow

About Our Company

PHealthNow
Location: Glen Crossing
Etna, Ohio 43062
Product Stage: Idea
YTD Sales: Working on it
Employees: 1-2

How We Help Patients

Its all about patient empowerment. We are a startup that wants to bring voice control to the patient experience, rolling out first to inpatient settings. We imagine a world where you can speak your reminders into a device, turn on a light, control your IP TV, and even adjust the temperature in the room as just the start. Patients who can't use a mobile device can have their questions answered directly.

How We Help Physicians

We are a startup that wants to bring voice control to the patient experience, rolling out first to inpatient settings. We imagine a world where you can speak your reminders into a device, turn on a light, control your IP TV, and even adjust the temperature in the room as just the start. Patients who can't use a mobile device can have their questions answered directly.

Audible reminders that can help keep your patient on track and following their protocol. Memo's you can have your team help answer prior to and after meeting with the patient.


How We Help Hospitals

We are a startup that wants to bring voice control to the patient experience, rolling out first to inpatient settings. We imagine a world where you can speak your reminders into a device, turn on a light, control your IP TV, and even adjust the temperature in the room as just the start. Patients who can't use a mobile device can have their questions answered directly.

This is going to make your health system stand out from your competitors


Challenge Mission

Key Milestones Achieved and Planned

This is a run fast, run hard, and we'll all be excited if a major player decides to release standard hardware to accomplish this goal. Its about the patients not about the money.



Our Competitive Advantages

None of the public systems are being planned around being HIPAA compliant



Barriers to Entry

Hopefully none



Traction, Funding and Partners

NA



Innovation Details

Intellectual Property Summary

We're using known technologies and mycroft.ai is released with GPLv3.

Clinical Information

NA

Regulatory Status

This is not a medical device.

How we will use the funds raised

Entering the AMIA competition for funding. We want to build out further proof of concept systems and excite the AMIA community.

Thank You

I was in the hospital last year and just having the ability to store random questions would have been incredibly helpful. When you're stuck in a patient bed and don't feel like moving turning off the TV, the lights, or making any adjustments is exhausting. We're trying to build a better experience.

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  • Enhancing the idea
    Kicking this around with friends today, tying it into the lunch menu and giving it the ability to place an order would be another intuitive use.

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