Most medical practices have adopted an Electronic Health Record (EHR) to manage their patient records, with a majority using a system that is proprietary to their focused medical specialty. EHRs are accessed hundreds of times each day to update, document and share patient records with a goal of improving overall patient care. However, it gets a bit more complicated (and time-consuming) when your go-to documentation process is typing, especially for complex patient histories. Changing the focus of your medical practice to something that boosts overall productivity will lead to a better quality outcome for your patient care.
There are few healthcare providers that are still using paper charts to document patient visits. Many clinicians practicing today won’t even remember how long it has been since they used paper charts in addition to all the issues they had with them. The initial goal of going from paper to electronic records was to prevent any gaps in patient care. An older survey from 2010, found that an audit of paper charted records found between 15-20% of those records had incomplete patient histories.
To think of that today, we may be hard pressed to believe it is still happening, but it is. Unfortunately, the requirements of using an EHR to document adds quite a bit of extra time to an already busy physician practice, which has been shown to be a factor in clinician burnout. No one has enough time to type notes for hours a day, certainly not a physician providing a high-quality patient experience. This is just one of several reasons for practices to consider using a speech recognition solution to use their own voice to document patient histories vs endless typing.
According to a 2021 survey, one of the most common issues was the time it takes to document more complex patient histories into the EHR. Nuance® Dragon® Medical One (DMO) specializes in voice recognition clinical documentation software and integrates with most EHR platforms, providing a quality user experience for the physician. The process is seamless and innovative in several ways:
➔ Clinicians create a single user profile, open the Dragon profile, and then speak their clinical notes directly into their EHR using a compatible microphone for a complete patient note without the need for additional transcription
➔ DMO learns your voice and gets even more accurate with each use (99% accurate from the first use) by leveraging the artificial intelligence (AI) built into the software
➔ Physicians have a high level of flexibility when they download the compatible mobile app on their smartphone, which allows them to document more complex notes right at the point of care or on the go
➔ DMO includes comprehensive medical vocabularies and uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve the accuracy of even the most complex of patient histories
➔ Secure and reliable data is sent over 256-bit encryption channels right into your chosen EHR
➔ With the cloud-based solution, automatic updates ensure you have the latest version and avoid downtime in your practice
Physicians recommending Dragon Medical One, found that after using the solution, they and their clinicians saved 2.5 hours of complex documentation time, for every hour dictated. Providers were also able to dictate notes three-times faster than typing the same note.
By adding Nuance® Dragon® Medical One to your clinical workflow, you can chart complex patient histories, save hours of time, and increase patient satisfaction, while using your preferred EHR or practice management platform for patient documentation.
The primary goal of any productivity solution is to shorten the work burden on busy physicians who are already stretched to the max. We encourage you to reach out to one of our Solution Specialists to get a FREE demonstration and see how the top conversational AI Speech Recognition Solution will help your busy practice document complex and expansive patient histories more efficiently.
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