Saykara Press Releases

January 12, 2021

Saykara wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award for mobile AI technology that automates clinical charting

Healthcare technology vendor, Saykara, has received a 2021 BIG Innovation Award for its AI voice assistant that produces clinical notes, orders, referrals and more by ambiently listening to conversations between physicians and patients. Named Kara, the assistant is accessible via a mobile app that extracts meaning and intent from what it hears, then populates both structured and narrative data to the electronic health record (EHR). BIG Innovation Award nominations are judged by a panel of experienced business executives across multiple domains. Saykara has been honored in the healthcare category for "a product that has caused market or customer disruption.” [Read full press release]

December 15, 2020

Chi Arthritis & Rheumatology able to see more patients and support new E/M coding using mobile AI voice assistant from Saykara

The largest single-specialty provider of rheumatology services in Arkansas has automated clinical charting with the Saykara mobile AI voice assistant, resulting in significant productivity and efficiency gains. Like all physician practices, Chi Arthritis & Rheumatology is faced with conforming to the 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) coding changes and feels that by using the Saykara mobile AI voice assistant, they are aptly positioned to support the updated medical decision making (MDM) criteria. [Read full press release]

December 8, 2020

Health tech startup, Saykara, wins Stratus Award for cloud computing, practical innovations in artificial intelligence

Saykara is pleased to announce it has received a 2020 Stratus Award in recognition of successfully developing and deploying the first artificially intelligent (AI) voice assistant to automate clinical charting. The company harnesses the power of cloud computing, deep machine learning and long-form natural language understanding to generate notes, orders, referrals and more by ambiently listening to conversations between physicians and patients. Named Kara, the AI voice assistant extracts meaning and intent from what it hears, then populates both structured and narrative data to the electronic health record (EHR). Kara is accessible via a mobile app and available for use anytime, anywhere. [Read full press release]

December 1, 2020

Vascular Institute of Chattanooga adopts AI technology from Saykara to automate and expedite clinical documentation

When Dr. Chris LeSar founded the Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (VIC) in 2015, he was guided by a core philosophy: “find a better way.” A pioneer of minimally invasive surgical techniques for amputation prevention, LeSar was committed to offering outpatient services with incomparable convenience, value and innovation while continuing his legacy of delivering unsurpassed outcomes for patients with critical limb ischemia. This meant implementing cutting-edge tools, technologies and processes, one recent addition being an artificially intelligent (AI) assistant from Saykara that automates clinical charting. The AI assistant, known as Kara, has significantly reduced the labor-intensive process of producing encounter notes and the manual entry of data to patients’ electronic medical records. This in turn has helped ensure that documentation needed to expedite the coordination of care is completed in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner. [Read full press release]

October 7, 2020

Mobile AI technology from Saykara helps Nephrology Associates of Delaware boost physician productivity and well-being, increase face time with patients

Faced with the very real prospect of losing physicians to burnout, Nephrology Associates, P.A. turned to cutting-edge technology from Saykara to reduce increasingly burdensome and time-consuming documentation. Use of the company’s mobile AI assistant to automate production of clinical notes means physicians at the Delaware-based provider organization no longer have to spend evening and weekend hours completing their charting, which translates to better work-life balance, better quality of care and better patient relationships. [Read full press release]

September 30, 2020

How artificial intelligence and other strategies are succeeding in the fight against physician burnout

It has been widely reported that circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are exacerbating levels of physician burnout that were already skyrocketing before the pandemic, but no vaccine is going to serve as an antidote to this widespread problem. The question is, what will? If you work in healthcare and are looking for solutions to physician burnout, this virtual roundtable is for you. A panel of experts will address strategies of both a high-touch and high-tech nature that are demonstrating great results. The event is being held October 28, 2020 and is open to the public. [Read full press release]

September 1, 2020

Patients of Bayless Integrated Healthcare develop better relationships with providers through new technology

Patients across the Valley will soon feel more connected to their healthcare providers thanks to a mobile app changing the way clinical documentation and data entry are performed. Bayless Integrated Healthcare, an Arizona leader in integrating mental and physical health, has announced a partnership with Seattle-based healthcare technology company, Saykara, to implement this new technology in its eight locations across the Phoenix area. The introduction of this technology at Bayless comes at a time when healthcare providers are increasingly reporting burnout amid the COVID-19 pandemic and may help alleviate some of the pressures they face. [Read full press release]

August 25, 2020

Saykara and MIMIT Health to deliver webinar: Applying the customer-centric, tech-forward principles of Amazon to grow a medical practice with no added labor

With a major shift toward outpatient care, finding ways to improve productivity and reduce costs in physician offices and clinics is a strategic imperative for many who work in the healthcare industry. An upcoming webinar sponsored by Saykara and hosted by Fierce Healthcare will showcase how The Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIMIT Health), a multi-specialty Chicagoland medical group, applied the customer-centric, tech-forward principles of Amazon to grow 40% with no added labor. [Read full press release]

August 4, 2020

Saykara named Fierce Innovation Awards finalist for mobile AI assistant that automates physician charting

Saykara is pleased to announce the company has been named a finalist in the Digital/Mobile Health Solutions category of the Fierce Innovation Awards - Healthcare Edition 2020. The peer-reviewed program from the publisher of Fierce Healthcare aims to “identify and showcase outstanding innovation that is driving improvements and transforming the industry.” Merits of the Saykara voice-enabled mobile AI assistant were evaluated by a judging panel comprised of executives from major healthcare organizations. [Read full press release]

July 28, 2020

MIMIT Health advances ‘Amazonification of care’ with Saykara mobile AI assistant

The Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIMIT Health) has been on a journey of digital transformation that founder and CEO, Dr. Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, refers to as the ‘Amazonification of care.’ One of the most recent additions to its toolkit of cutting-edge technology solutions is from Saykara, a Seattle-based startup using artificial intelligence (AI) to eliminate administrative busy work that stands between providers, patients and the practice of medicine. With the mobile AI assistant from Saykara, providers at this Chicagoland medical group no longer carry the burden of clinical documentation into the exam room. Chopra attributes a 5x boost in productivity to its use. [Read full press release]

June 17, 2020

Nationally-renowned OrthoIndy uses the Saykara mobile AI assistant to liberate doctors from EHR documentation

New technology powered by artificial intelligence has allowed the Indianapolis-based orthopedic practice to eliminate after-hours charting. Before adopting the Saykara mobile AI assistant, Kara, many doctors at OrthoIndy spent evenings or weekends catching up on documentation. Now, they enjoy a renewed sense of work-life balance. [Read full press release]

June 3, 2020

Saykara drafts health IT executive, Joy Efron, as Vice President Marketing

Saykara, developer of an AI-powered assistant for physicians, today announced that industry veteran, Joy Efron, has joined its executive team as Vice President Marketing. Efron is a seasoned strategist and business leader with an extensive background in healthcare. She has spent the past 20 years driving the commercialization of multiple clinical technology solutions, including care management, evidence-based guidelines, predictive analytics and electronic health records. [Read full press release]

April 29, 2020

Saykara AI voice assistant eases transition to virtual healthcare

AI-powered voice assistant 'Kara' can now assist physicians from within Zoom video conference calls, documenting telehealth visits and anticipating provider's needs to make the shift to virtual healthcare as smooth as possible. [Read full press release]

March 5, 2020

Saykara showcases enhanced AI virtual assistant running on Microsoft Azure at HIMSS20

Saykara, delivering healthcare's first ambient AI virtual assistant, has chosen Microsoft Azure to power Kara and will be showcasing the latest enhancements during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference to be held March 9-13, in Orlando. [Read full press release]

March 3, 2020

Saykara launches conversational AI breakthrough

Saykara today announced the launch of the first ambient and autonomous voice assistant technology for healthcare. The launch is a major step forward in building to Saykara's vision of an artificially intelligent exam room voice assistant that seamlessly listens to any physician-patient conversation without voice commands, captures conversation meaning and documents encounters in real-time, flawlessly, and without any need for "human in the loop" scribe review. [Read full press release]

October 29, 2019

Saykara adds industry veteran as president to scale commercial operations for its pioneering voice AI platform

Saykara, the leading AI virtual assistant for automating clinical documentation, announced the appointment of industry veteran Dr. Graham Hughes, MD as President. Dr. Hughes has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare information technology, both building and implementing physician workflow solutions. [Read full press release]

June 25, 2019

Saykara launches first fully ambient AI healthcare voice assistant

A major breakthrough for AI-powered doctor voice assistants, Saykara actively listens to physician-patient encounters and auto-generates clinical notation and records entry. Kara is now the only AI-powered healthcare voice assistant that can be used during a physician-patient encounter without any voice commands, promising to eliminate up to 100% of after-hours charting and records entry. [Read full press release]

September 13, 2018

Saykara raises $5M funding round for pioneering AI-powered voice assistant for physicians

Saykara, the leading voice and AI-powered virtual assistant for physicians, announced today an investment of $5 million led by SpringRock Ventures, a venture fund focused on the convergence of health care and technology. [Read full press release]