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  • Healthcare Documentation and How It Impacts Preventable Medical Errors

    Overall Problem: Preventable medical errors in today's healthcare delivery occur as a result of many factors such as poorly trained medical staff and patient care errors that originate from poor downstream communication between care givers. Patient safety researchers have released new findings that now support that these preventable medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United 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

    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

    Naples, FL. (July 2014) - 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'". 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

  • University Health Care System streamlines EPIC EHR with MedScribe’s back-end speech understanding solution.

    Naples, Fl., (Marketwired - October 8, 2014) – MedScribe Information Systems / (http://www.med-scribe.com) today announced that is has successfully implemented its integrated back-end speech transcription solution and EPIC integration for University Health Care System based in Augusta, GA. As early adapters of back-end speech recognition solutions that drive lower documentation costs for healthcare entities and providers, MedScribe has combined over Continue Reading

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

    Naples, Fl., (Marketwired - October 1, 2014) – MedScribe Information Systems / (http://www.med-scribe.com) 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, MedScribe has combined over 20-plus years of committed U.S. Continue Reading

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