Meet 'Eva,' eClinicalWorks' virtual assistant for clinicians: 3 things to know

Westborough, Mass.-based EHR provider eClinicalWorks rolled out its voice-activated virtual assistant, dubbed "Eva," in December, according to the Boston Globe.

Here are three things to know about the software.

1. Since December, Eva has been a standard feature for eClinicalWorks customers who update to the latest version of the company's EHR software.

2. The voice-activated assistant is meant to help clinicians find relevant patient information more quickly. To activate the software, a physician is able to say, "Hello, Eva," followed by a request to find a patient file. Eva responds with "What would you like to do?" alongside a menu of possible selections — for example, a physician might say, "Eva, show me today's lab."

3. Eva has been compared to Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa in the consumer market. "Physicians will be able to interact with technology a lot easier — as easy as using Alexa," Sameer Bhat, co-founder and vice president of sales at eClinicalWorks, told the Boston Globe. "Technology like this will really cut down the time and help them find information."

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