Category Archives: Articles

Dangers of Front-End Speech Recognition

A recent article entitled, 'The Human Touch,' in For The Record magazine highlights a recent 2014 study in The International Journal of Healthcare Quality Assurance. It found, on average, 315,000 errors in every one million dictations made by physicians utilizing front-end speech recognition. Can we accept this percentage of errors on apatient's permanent record withoutadversely…
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EHRs Can Place Excessive Data Entry Burden on Physicians

Required Structured Data Only Small Percentage of Typical Patient Note Naples, FL, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new industry study released today and shared by MedScribe Information Systems (www.med-scribe.com) indicates that as little as 7% of data in a typical patient note is required to be structured in order to meet Meaningful Use. The…
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CMS Confirms: Transcription Is Acceptable – If Used Correctly

One of Meaningful Use's most misunderstood requirements is the extent to which data needs to be captured in a structured format. As one transcription company owner recently wrote, "Right now, I feel (that) most transcription companies don't have the expertise to talk meaningfully about 'meaningful use'. I think we need to get to the 'meat'".…
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Bibliography – EHR-related Articles and Studies

Compile date: June, 2014 The following articles and research studies document the on-going crisis in healthcare documentation resulting from the inefficiencies of many EHR-based clinical documentation workflows. Online Periodicals: Leventhal, Rajiv, "Premier Survey: Many Providers Remain Dissatisfied With EHRs, Despite Heavy Investments", Healthcare Informatics, June 2, 2014, http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/newsitem/premier-survey-many-providers-remain-dissatisfied-ehrs-despite-heavy-investments Chesanow, Neil, "Doctors are Talking: EHRs Destroy…
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