Orbita Hires Powerhouse Innovation Executive to Lead Strategy for Healthcare Provider Market

Thursday, September 27, 2018 General News
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Kristi Ebong brings solid understanding of value proposition for voice assistive and conversational AI technologies in healthcare

BOSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Orbita, Inc., which

provides healthcare's only enterprise-grade conversational platform for powering HIPAA-compliant voice and chatbot applications, announced the appointment of Kristi Ebong as senior vice president of strategy and general manager for healthcare providers.

Ebong, the former head of emerging technology at Cedars-Sinai, will use her deep understanding of the upside potential for conversational interfaces to guide Orbita's overall strategy with healthcare providers.

"Kristi's experience in leading efforts to adopt and scale new technologies across a health system will be invaluable to Orbita," said Bill Rogers, Orbita CEO. "Voice and artificial intelligence are well poised to overcome the challenges of existing technology infrastructure across the healthcare delivery system and beyond. We're confident she will help guide our customers in the provider sector to achieve success as they move forward with voice initiatives."

Orbita has emerged as the leader in delivering a "Voice as a Service" platform that meets the healthcare industry's rigorous security and privacy requirements. Orbita Voice™ is being used across clinical, consumer and business applications for care management, clinical trials, member wellness, customer service and more.

"Of the thousands of companies I've evaluated as an investor and buyer, Orbita's technology and team stand out as exceptional," Ebong said. "Orbita's smart enterprise platform enables organizations to engage in unprecedented ways – with patients, consumer, clinicians, employees and beyond. I am energized by the opportunity to advance the use of voice and artificial intelligence to empower healthier patients and happier providers."

Orbita's addition of Ebong to its leadership team reflects the company's continued momentum among healthcare systems and other provider organizations including a long-standing relationship with Mayo Clinic. Earlier this month, Orbita was invited to demonstrate its technology at the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub's five-year anniversary celebration of digital health innovation in hospitals. There, voters chose Orbita for the Brigham iHub's "Most Likely to be a Unicorn" award.

Prior to joining Orbita, Ebong was responsible for leading Cedars-Sinai's emerging technology strategy and launching the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator where she evaluated more than 3,000 startups. Previously, she evaluated and led innovation pilots at Stanford Healthcare and drove thought leadership for Healthspottr's network of healthcare deal-makers. Ebong comes from deep roots in health tech, starting her career at Epic Systems. She served under the Obama Administration in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, and has worked with large healthcare providers, startups, and foundations.

Ebong has master's degrees in Public Health and Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University, and bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Global Security from The University of Wisconsin.

About Orbita Orbita, Inc. offers healthcare's only enterprise-grade conversational platform for powering HIPAA-compliant voice and chatbot applications in healthcare. Organizations use the Orbita Voice™ platform to design, build, and deploy virtual assistants that dramatically improve user experience and engagement across consumer, business and clinical applications including care management, clinical trials, member wellness, customer service and more. This includes many of today's leading digital health innovators such as the American Red Cross, Amgen, Mayo Clinic, Merck and Pillo Health. http://www.orbita.ai


SOURCE Orbita Health

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