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Meet Samantha: The Intelligent, Automated, Real-Time EHR Virtual Assistant & Transcriptionist

Minimizing the time required to complete the charting process allows physicians to spend more time with patients and helps alleviate frustration & burnout Boston, Mass. – Oct. 3, 2017 – Meet Samantha, a virtual assistant that acts as an intelligent medical transcriptionist or scribe for healthcare providers, from NoteSwift, Inc. Samantha’s patent-pending Parsing and Dynamic Matching (PDM) …

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Physicians Spend 50% of Each Day on EHR Notes; 70% Say EHRs Negatively Impact Productivity

It’s no secret that EHRs have had a huge impact on the medical profession. They impact every individual in the practice, take up a significant amount of the physician’s time, and can negatively effect revenue if claims aren’t completed correctly and submitted in a timely manner.  Here are just a few recent statistics that demonstrate …

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Thinking About Replacing Your EHR? Think Again!

Recent studies continue to echo that providers are dissatisfied with their EHRs, particularly as related to provider productivity. The 2016 Medscape EHR Report published this past August states that at least half of the 15,000 providers they surveyed believe their EHR slows down their workflow, negatively impacts face-to-face interactions with patients, and limits the number of …

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Overcoming the Limitations of Using Speech Recognition in the EHR

A study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that physicians are spending almost half their time in the office working on electronic health records. To make matters worse, they spend an additional hour or two completing patient documentation after hours. The 2016 Medscape EHR Report studied over 15,000 providers across a …

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The High Cost of Miscoding

You only have to go back a few years to hear proponents of ICD-10 promising that more detailed codes would result in more timely and accurate claims and reimbursements. Was anyone really surprised, though, that adding more codes led to more coding errors? ICD-10 coding has increased miscodes and lowered office productivity and morale due …

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How to Spend More Time with Patients and Less Time on Documentation

By Tina Joros, Director of the Allscripts Developer Program, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Studies show that physicians are spending more than 40% of their time on patient notes, leading many providers to feel like they’re spending less time with patients and more time with patient documentation. Several alternatives try and address this issue, from creating …

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