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 templates that allow a clinician to easily document common problems, to hiring scribes to handle data entry while the physician is examining the patient. Each method has its advantages and offers some benefits, but Allscripts’ App of the Month for November, NoteSwift, offers an alternative solution that uses voice direction to help providers move quickly through the patient chart and document or place orders with amazing speed and accuracy.
NoteSwift was developed by a neurologist who felt the pain and tedium of patient documentation in his own practice and combined his expertise in medicine with his technology skills to create the NoteSwift solution. Today, NoteSwift is enhancing productivity for providers in every specialty by speeding up patient documentation so healthcare providers can see more patients and get home earlier.
When you speak with NoteSwift, the electronic health record (EHR) listens
Tightly integrated with Allscripts Professional EHR™ and Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR, NoteSwift improves documentation processes with speech recognition. For example, the clinician can move easily through the patient chart using voice commands and document a problem to support billing codes. When entering a prescription, the clinician just says the drug name, strength, quantity and refills. In less than five seconds and without a single click, the e-prescription is complete.
To learn more about how a NoteSwift workflow works, watch this one-minute video.
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Allscripts Blog: It Takes a Community.