Artificial intelligence has been around for half a century, but it has only recently become a real player in the healthcare space. Harjinder Sandhu, the CEO and founder of SayKara, says that’s all down to data.
The funds will also go towards refining Saykara’s technology. The voice assistant is designed to sit passively in a room during patient visits and use machine learning and natural language processing to automatically fill information into electronic health records systems.
“We are excited to invest in Saykara to help leverage voice technologies in healthcare,” said Peter Fleischut, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian
As an example, Saykara—they’re doing a Siri for healthcare. Given that we know that Siri works—not in understanding what you’re saying, but in speech recognition—and given that we know that doctors spend a lot of their time dictating or inputting information for regulatory reasons, it makes sense. Saykara makes sense.
Voice is rapidly becoming big business in health care, as medical systems look for new ways to help doctors focus on the patient interaction, rather than the computer. Studies have shown that doctors today spend about a quarter of their time on the patient visit, with nearly half on desk work and charting in the electronic health record.
Saykara, a health technology company developing an AI-fueled voice scribe that aims to be the Amazon Alexa for hospitals.
We think Saykara is building a better mousetrap underpinned with AI and ML technologies that are tuned just for this market.
Meet your latest stealthy Seattle startup. The name of the company is Saykara, and it appears to be tackling a very interesting problem: The use of artificial intelligence in healthcare.