"Created by a Los Angeles company called Aiva, the device builds on Amazon’s voice-activated virtual assistant, Alexa, and tailors it to a hospital setting. Aiva, which answers to Alexa, will route patients’ requests to departments such as housekeeping or the pantry. Company founder Sumeet Bhatia says by expediting 'non-urgent' needs, his system frees up nurses for other work.
When Adrienne Edwards was at Cedars overnight for abdominal surgery last month, she took part in a trial of the Aiva system. Ms. Edwards’s verdict: 'It rocks.'"
In her latest story, Wall Street Journal reporter Lucette Lagnado speaks with Cedars-Sinai CIO Darren Dworkin and highlights Accelerator alumni Aiva and HemoLink. Read the full piece here.