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The Future of Healthcare ─ Less Hospitals, More Ambulatory Centers

The Ambulatory Care (AC) space has been growing over the last decade, providing a variety of healthcare services on an outpatient basis. The significance to potential patients means they may not have to stay overnight in a hospital, but rather receive their care in the form of clinics, urgent care centers (UCC), and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). Ambulatory care centers also often have shorter wait times and more flexible scheduling options, making it easier for patients to get the care they need. Many experts believe we will see an increase in the AC space by 25% in the years 2024-26 (Statista), and an increase in employment* to keep pace. 

One of the key reasons that ambulatory care is seen as the future of healthcare is its cost-effectiveness. By providing care on an outpatient basis, patients are not occupying hospital beds for extended periods of time, which reduces costs for both the patient and the healthcare system.

In addition to being cost-effective, many patients prefer ambulatory care centers because it allows them to receive treatment without staying in a hospital; a preferred, more convenient, and less disruptive process to their daily lives. Patients receiving surgical care in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) or other outpatient surgical facility can return home on the same day as their surgery. The documentation requirements are crucial in this setting to ensure that all procedures, patient interactions, and billing processes are accurately recorded and HIPAA-compliant with relevant regulations.

Finding a way to save time and ensure safe and secure communication and documentation is critical, so we recommend our ambulatory center clients consider pairing their EHR with Nuance® Dragon Medical One (DMO). It is the most cost-effective, and budget friendly solution for use within the Ambulatory Space.

Dragon Medical One Speech Recognition for Ambulatory Care

Using Dragon Medical One in the Ambulatory Space

Dragon Medical One is extremely beneficial when used as part of your clinical workflow, as it leverages the best in today’s advanced technology. As a speech recognition solution, it recognizes, and uses the power of a physician’s voice to document and enter notes directly into the EHR. These notes are available to view and edit immediately saving the physician valuable time in back-end editing.

Thousands of physicians and clinicians successfully use Dragon Medical One daily, as it provides significant time savings (up to 2 hours a day) on patient documentation. As an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solution, DMO uses the full dictation cycle to empower physicians to create, edit, and review a conversation within the exam room, (or post-visit), and add it directly into the electronic health record (EHR). The innovative solution leverages contextual understanding of the patient’s narrative and improves documentation accuracy from the very first word, while continuing to increase in accuracy with each use.

Time and Cost Savings with Key Benefits

Deep Learning - With a next‑generation speech engine powered by Nuance Deep Learning technology, DMO achieves high recognition accuracy while dictating—even for users with accents or those working in open office or mobile environments saving time on edits

Automate - DMO makes it easy to automate tasks or shortcut repetitive steps by using custom voice commands to insert standard boilerplate text or signatures into documents or create time‑saving macros to automate multi‑step workflows by voice

Accurate Coding - by accurately capturing and transcribing medical codes, reducing coding errors and ensuring that patient records are coded with precision and accuracy allowing for an accurate code for faster insurance reimbursement

Cost Savings - Capturing information at the front and back-end allows busy healthcare professionals to include more detail in notes, and immediately enter into their EHR which eliminates the need of costly transcription fees 


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*Employment in outpatient care centers alone is projected to grow around 35 percent over the next decade, making it the second-fastest-growing industry overall. (US Bureau Labor Statistics 10-22)


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