When hospitals feel the strain, health care chatbots prove useful
The pandemic has placed a massive strain on hospitals and health care workers, but could technology help lighten that burden?
Health care chatbots have exploded in use during the pandemic as a way for hospitals to triage patients by answering health-related questions and directing them to the next step — either making a doctor’s appointment or going to the emergency room.
Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with Stefan Behrens, CEO of GYANT which created a chatbot named Scout. Tong also talks with Adam Palanica, a behavioral scientist at Klick Applied Sciences who conducted a survey of 100 physicians who used chatbots.
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