Canterbury DHB pilots AI-enabled voice assistance in elder care wards

Burwood Hospital in Christchurch is trialling a voice-activated patient response tool developed by Deloitte to allow patients to request help by speaking into a smart speaker-like device.

First developed for Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney to improve traditional nurse call buttons, DeloitteASSIST is being trialled at one of Burwood's older persons' ward and will also be rolled out to its spinal unit and the transitional rehab unit, where patients require more assistance due to mobility issues. They will still have access to the existing nurse call system.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: Canterbury DHB, Deloitte NZ, Burwood Hospital

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