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  • Google front-end voice recognition leaves 20% error rate for physician self-edit

      Everyone is hearing the stories how unhappy physicians are these days while searching for a balance between productivity and electronic health record documentation. EHR templates are often too restrictive leaving the patient story untold by the resulting data and front-end speech recognition engines result in leaving too much self-editing work for the physician.  Imagine the time it would take Continue Reading

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  • When Onboarding Medical Transcriptionists Goes Wrong

    A recent Becker’s article authored by Jessica Kim Cohen highlights the Politico analysis by assistant editor Danny Vinik that explores the rise of “alternative work arrangements” that are having a major impact on the conventional workforce of America. Article highlights: Alternative work arrangements that include outsourcing have reduced full-time employment positions by as much as 400,000 workers between 2005-2015. In Continue Reading

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  • Med-Scribe’s Hybrid Solution to Medical Documentation In An EMR Environment

    Many in the EMR industry have long forecasted the demise of the medical transcription industry. However medical transcription still continues to exist and this industry is starting to see an uptick in the dictation volumes in the past 18 months. The EMR vendors have aggressively sold their software by convincing physicians that transcription was an old fashioned idea and that Continue Reading

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  • Unintentional Consequences of EHR Solutions

    With the passage of the HTECH Act and with the AARA funding initiative in full swing, many healthcare facilities and physician practices have been pressured to achieve "Meaningful Use" attestation by implementing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution. Although extremely beneficial to the advancement of clinical decision making, these solutions are often implemented with the primary focus of eliminating costs Continue Reading

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  • Managing a Successful Implementation of New Medical Transcription Solutions.

    Unwanted Change. Resource Drain. Disruption. These are thoughts that may come to mind when considering implementing a new service or solution for your facility. At Med-Scribe we realize that many health information professionals have these same concerns regarding implementing a new medical transcription solution. That is why Med-Scribe has created an implementation program that places the needs of our customers Continue Reading

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  • Med-Scribe Quality Overview

    Achieving total quality requires a commitment from everyone in our company - from our CEO to our front-line service team. The mission: to deliver consistently high quality results for our customers and strive for continuous quality improvement. In medical transcription, quality means more than just editing and auditing. Achieving total quality requires looking at the entire transcription system. We achieve Continue Reading

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  • Change Management and its Application in Medical Transcription Outsourcing

    Changing from an in-house transcription solution to an outsourced provider can be a truly daunting decision for CFO's, HIM executives, and physicians. Not only is the decision a major change for the internal dynamics of the hospital, but the hospital must trust a service organization that is in the midst of a rapidly changing industry. Take a look at the Continue Reading

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  • Med-Scribe US Quality and Back-End Voice Recognition

    Ensuring Continuous Quality in a Speech Recognition Environment When it comes to error-free clinical documentation in healthcare, many existing front-end technology solutions have been created with a primary goal of increasing physician productivity and physician electronic health record (EHR) adoption. These front-end solutions fail to recognize the importance of the human oversight required to ensure accurate documentation of these patient Continue Reading

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  • 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 impacting patient care? The obvious Continue Reading

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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 percentage rose to 9% when Continue Reading

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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'". The "meat" transcription industry professionals Continue Reading

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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 the Patient Encounter", Medscape (access Continue Reading

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Case Studies

  • Huntsville Hospital System Preserves Jobs by Outsourcing and Onboarding with MedScribe Information Systems

    Naples, Fl., (Marketwired - October 1, 2014) - Med-Scribe Information Systems today announced that is has successfully implemented its integrated back-end speech transcription solution for Huntsville Hospital and other affiliated hospitals. As early adapters of back-end speech recognition solutions that drive lower documentation costs for healthcare entities and providers, Med-Scribe has combined over 20-plus years of committed U.S. labor with Continue Reading

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