Health-ITNews launches flagship voice-enabled API platform

SimboAlpha enables doctors in creating voice-based EMR in less than 30 seconds, a pioneer in explainable Artificial Intelligence (AI), announced the launch of SimboAlpha, its flagship cloud-based API (Application Programming Interface) technology platform. It allows Electronic Medical Record (EMR) providers, health app providers and hospital chains to bring smart voice-based EMR to their doctors.

SimboAlpha is a voice-based doctor assistant that creates EMR documentation using advanced AI. It is a state-of-the-art solution based on proprietary Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) and medical Natural Language Understanding (NLU) using vast medical knowledge-base to understand the doctor and/or patient conversation.

Simbo uses an in-house Speech-to-Text engine and advanced clinical NLU trained from 10 million+ audio recordings. It is available as a cloud-based API so that it can plug-in into any existing Healthcare Information System (HIS) or Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software system.

The adoption of SimboAlpha’s API improves the usability of Electronic Health Records (EHR). It enables the doctors to pay undivided attention to their patients and their care, while SimboAlpha takes care of the documentation.

Talking about the launch, Baljit Singh, CEO and Co-founder, said, “SimboAlpha is based on artificial neural networks trained on 10 million+ recordings. It supports native and all Indian English accents and it is trained on international and Indian clinical terms.”

He further added, “SimboAlpha is accurate even in noisy environments, with 2.58 per cent Word Error Rate (WER) and 3.16 per cent sentence error rate, this makes SimboAlpha technology one among the best in the world.”

SimboAlpha operates in hands-free mode. It allows the doctors to create Electronic Medical Records (EMR) without touching the keyboard and mouse. Doctors do not need to follow any sequence of items to be spoken. If required, doctors can dictate free notes.

Praveen Prakash, CTO and Co-founder, said, “Our proprietary Streaming NLU goes several steps ahead of mere NER (Named Entity Recognition) to provide a useful tool that is much more than a dictation tool. The result is freedom of expression. Doctors can speak naturally, without following any particular format.”

He further added, “Using SimboAlpha API, the EMR and health-app providers can develop their own applications on mobile and desktop. They can also upgrade any existing software solution to add voice-based capability.”

Over the coming months, will continue to announce new technology based on its patent-pending Brain-Inspired Spoken Language Understanding (BISLU) to its API platform. It will support various stakeholders in the consultation room using multi-modal explainable AI. BISLU’s human-like intelligence and NeuroSymbolic AI technology will also enable pre-screening and will function like a real doctor in the room.

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