Discover Brigham: Session Spotlight Series

Discover Brigham: Session Spotlight Series

Hey Briggie: The Use of Artificial Intelligence to Improve Patient Safety and Experience

November 12, 1:10 – 1:40pm

We’ve all come to depend on conversational artificial intelligence (AI) in our daily lives – think Siri, Alexa, Cortana and voice activated remote controls. This session will focus on what conversational AI can bring to health care. In the era of social distancing, conversational AI will help limit non-essential physical contact and improve patient care. We will introduce ”Briggie,” an integrated AI voice assistant in the form of a plush teddy bear toy, based on the Orbita interactive voice technology platform. We will discuss how conversational AI might interact with patients to inquire about their pain, positioning, and toileting needs, respond to patient’s requests, and report back to the nurse in real-time via voice technology.


Stephen Penney, MBA

Samir Tulebaev, MD

Diane Tsitos, MS, RN

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Discover Brigham is an annual event that provides the community with a firsthand look at the incredible action going on behind-the-scenes at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This unique event showcases current projects and accomplishments of investigators who are paving the way for further discovery and innovation. This year, we are reimagining Discover Brigham in light of COVID-19 and will be hosting it virtually. We are truly excited for this extraordinary opportunity to reach an even broader population of global citizens, clinicians, budding scientists and family members.

Tune in for six must-see sessions presented by Brigham researchers with topics ranging from artificial intelligence at the bedside and the COVID-19 research being conducted in our hospital to a competition among postdocs who will be pitching their research to the public in hopes of winning the $1,000 prize. The conference will also feature virtually interactive demos and an extensive poster session with over 100 posters.