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SCANNING AND DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
DATA BACKUP & RECOVERY
Numerous studies have shown the overwhelming benefits EMR technology brings to hospitals and physician practices. There is no question that the centralization of patient records,contraindication alerts and interoperatbility among disparate systems are all important advances to improve patient safety and provide physicians with better tools to practice medicine. However, technology often times brings unintended consequences with it. Many physicians find it to be time consuming and difficult to use and some believe it brings a new class of errors not found in traditional methods of documentation.
The 2009 Physician Pulse Report by Press Ganey cites the "most negative physician comments about EMRs coalesce around two themes: They are difficult and time-consuming to use (layers of screens,multiple sign-ons, not intuitive so that it can take many minutes to do a task that previously took 30 seconds), and carry some negative implications for patient safety." In the 2009 EMR survey by the Texas Medical Association, "50% cited awkward or time-consuming data inputs as what they liked the least about their systems."
Many clinicians who struggle with these issues lose productivity which effects their bottom line and they are unaware of other technologies which fill the usability gap. Integrated transcription gives the users another option for data entry. By allowing for dictation/transcription in narrative sections, clinicians are not slowed down entering the data themselves or by using voice recognition engines where editing would still be required. Mixed technologies increases overall physician productivity and improves utilization of the technology by removing those barriers.
Along with our technology partners we have worked hard to develop integrated solutions for EMR users by interfacing with the likes of Allscripts, Meditech, Quest Diagnostics Care360, eClinicalWorks and GE Centricity just to name a few. These interfaces allow for a clinician to dictate any part of a patient encounter for it to be transcribed and delivered back into the exact corresponding section as structured data. For example, often times Past Medical History requires a narrative in order to accurately capture the data. For physicians to type that section it would be costly and voice recognition is often inaccurate and cumbersome. By utilizing integrated dictation and transcription a physician can quickly document the patient's history knowing it will be transcribed and delivered into the record shortly thereafter.
Benefits of our EMR Integration Solutions:
+ Allows physicians to use their preferred method to capture data for clinical documentation.
+ Reduces time spent documenting encounters.
+ Ensures better patient care by allowing a clinician to practice using their natural method of working.
+ Increases accuracy with a proven dictation-transcription process by allowing Medical Transcriptionists to be a “second set of eyes.”