WELL Health Invests in Tali.ai to Develop AI-Powered Voice Assistant

WELL Health Technologies' WELL Ventures subsidiary has made a significant minority investment in Tali.ai, provider of an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant.

Tali.ai enables healthcare providers to retrieve essential information from their electronic health record software, issue voice commands using natural language processing (NLP) algorithms and AI-powered voice capabilities to navigate and initiate key tasks such as prescriptions or labs, and automate the clinical documentation.

"We are excited to closely collaborate with Tali.ai to create a transformative healthcare productivity and efficiency tool.  Tali's technology allows doctors to have a voice conversation with their EMR and quickly retrieve information at the point of care," said Hamed Shahbazi, chairman and CEO of WELL, in a statement. "This investment is a continuation of WELL's efforts to support doctors and be at the frontier of innovative healthcare technology."

"We're thrilled to join the WELL ecosystem through this investment and strategic partnership," said Mahshid Yassaei, founder and CEO of Tali.ai, in a statement. "WELL's position as the Canadian leader in digital patient engagement aligns extremely well with our mission to enhance and support the day-to-day tasks of doctors and healthcare providers through technology solutions."

Amir Javidan, WELL's chief operating officer, commented, "Leveraging voice as a new modality for interacting with the EMR can significantly magnify the output and impact of practitioners. This is a very exciting addition to WELL's practitioner enablement platform, in supporting both our own outpatient medical clinics and for our network of EMR customers' clinics."

WELL has already started beta testing early versions of the technology in its own primary care clinics in British Columbia, Canada.

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