Strategies to Increase EHR Adoption and Reduce Transcription Costs
One of the top health systems in the U.S., Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (AIMMC) is a 408bed hospital in Chicago with a Level I trauma center and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with nearly 900 physicians, 300 residents and 700 nurses using Cerner Millennium.
When a Joint Commission site visit revealed indecipherable and incomplete documentation in its GI and surgery departments, AIMMC chose PowerNote
, part of the Cerner Millennium EHR, to fix things. To ensure rapid and comprehensive adoption while still maintaining physician satisfaction, AIMMC deployed Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition from Nuance Healthcare.
Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition is a leading front-end speech recognition solution for large provider organizations that creates a dramatically improved physician experience, saving physicians 20 minutes or more of documentation time per day. Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition enables easy, centralized user management and enhanced dictation performance while running an EHR over Citrix.
Organizations can achieve new efficiencies by speech-enabling their EHRs:
Dictate Faster, More Accurately Than Ever
Accelerate Clinician Adoption and Acceptance of EHR Systems
Secure Patient Information
Spend More Time with Patients
Medical Information at their Fingertips
Support Higher Quality and More Complete Documentation
At AIMMC, the benefits of speech recognition were potentially huge: complete and universally available electronic patient records, increased physician efficiency, Meaningful Use, Joint Commission compliance, and the ability to bill more accurately for services. Upon implementation of Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition, AIMMC saved more than 70% on outsourced transcription, reduced net transcription costs by 50%, and achieved nearly 100% EHR adoption.
Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition is a leading front-end speech recognition solution for large provider organizations.