Emdat Blog Emdat's blog is a great way to stay on top of company news and get our take on some of the pressing issues facing the industry. http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/BlogId/1/Default.aspx en-US Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:48:24 GMT Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:48:24 GMT http://backend.userland.com/rss Blog RSS Generator Version 4.1.0.0 Maintaining Physician Productivity and Profitability while Using an EHR http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/38/Maintaining-Physician-Productivity-and-Profitability-while-Using-an-EHR.aspx <p>According to a recent post on the For MD blog, <a href="https://formd.com/blog/electronic-health-records-decreases-profitability/#%21">Electronic Health Records Decreases Profitability for Most Physician Practices</a>, a recent survey indicates that physician productivity decreases with EHR use while showing no financial benefits. Emdat allows physicians to continue to dictate while using an EHR. Our mobile app can be used to create documentation on-the-go using dictation and templates and auto-populated appointment and demographic information. Authenticated documentation is automatically integrated into the EHR. Emdat can help medical facilities meet their documentation and budgetary goals, all while retaining physician productivity and satisfaction.</p><br /><a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/38/Maintaining-Physician-Productivity-and-Profitability-while-Using-an-EHR.aspx>More ...</a><div class="tags">Tags: clinician productivity,documentation costs</div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/1/Default.aspx>Industry News</a></div> Industry News http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/38/Maintaining-Physician-Productivity-and-Profitability-while-Using-an-EHR.aspx#Comments 0 http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/38/Maintaining-Physician-Productivity-and-Profitability-while-Using-an-EHR.aspx Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:58:00 GMT http://www.emdat.comDesktopModules/BlogTrackback.aspx?id=38 clinician productivity documentation costs Scribes may save time, but at what cost? http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/37/Scribes-may-save-time-but-at-what-cost.aspx <p>A recent edition of Orthopreneur reported that a growing number of orthopedic care providers are using scribes to ease their documentation burden. See <a href="http://www.orthopreneurpub.com/component/content/article/472-hiring-of-scribes-rises-as-practices-seek-to-maintain-productivity-levels">Hiring of Scribes Rises as Practices Seek to Maintain Productivity Levels</a>. </p> <p>Practices may  see an increase clinician productivity and support patient-focused care when using an EHR. But shifting the documentation burden just shifts documentation costs. Why not decrease costs instead? Emdat allows physicians to dictate on a mobile app where clinicians can easily create and complete documentation that is automatically populated to the EHR. This approach delivers a low cost model that maximizes efficiency. Clinician productivity increases while workflow and revenue capacity is retained without compromising attention to patients.</p><br /><a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/37/Scribes-may-save-time-but-at-what-cost.aspx>More ...</a><div class="tags">Tags: clinician productivity</div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/1/Default.aspx>Industry News</a></div> Industry News http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/37/Scribes-may-save-time-but-at-what-cost.aspx#Comments 0 http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/37/Scribes-may-save-time-but-at-what-cost.aspx Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:35:00 GMT http://www.emdat.comDesktopModules/BlogTrackback.aspx?id=37 clinician productivity Dictation as fraud prevention? http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/36/Dictation-as-fraud-prevention.aspx <p>Point-and-click documentation can be labor intensive and time consuming. When the documentation burden is just that, an ever-increasing burden, it's not surprising that some medical professionals are tempted to use cut-and-paste in an effort to speed documentation. See Modern Healthcare's article <a href="http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20131210/NEWS/312109965"> Feds eye crackdown on cut-and-paste EHR fraud.</a> If documentation efficiency is maximized — using dictation on a mobile device that delivers patient demographics and history to create documentation that can auto-populate an EHR — these shortcuts will be unnecessary. Physicians can create original, accurate documentation for each patient easily. And the thorough, narrative documentation that results will facilitate appropriate coding.</p><br /><a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/36/Dictation-as-fraud-prevention.aspx>More ...</a><div class="tags">Tags: clinician productivity</div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/1/Default.aspx>Industry News</a></div> Industry News http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/36/Dictation-as-fraud-prevention.aspx#Comments 0 http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/36/Dictation-as-fraud-prevention.aspx Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:57:00 GMT http://www.emdat.comDesktopModules/BlogTrackback.aspx?id=36 clinician productivity Front-end VR and back-end VR: A comparison http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/35/Front-end-VR-and-back-end-VR-A-comparison.aspx <p>Recently, For the Record discussed the affect of front-end VR use on the documentation workflow in their article <a href="http://www.fortherecordmag.com/archives/1113p14.shtml" target="_blank">The Case for a ‘Front-End’ Alignment"</a>.</p> <p>The argument seems to show some bias for front-end VR, but shares the benefits of back-end VR as an option for those that clinicians that do not have enough time to see patients, dictate notes and edit records.</p><div class="tags">Tags: VR,speech recognition</div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/1/Default.aspx>Industry News</a></div> Industry News http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/35/Front-end-VR-and-back-end-VR-A-comparison.aspx#Comments 0 http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/35/Front-end-VR-and-back-end-VR-A-comparison.aspx Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:32:00 GMT http://www.emdat.comDesktopModules/BlogTrackback.aspx?id=35 VR speech recognition The benefits of using dictation to create narrative documentation http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/34/The-benefits-of-using-dictation-to-create-narrative-documentation.aspx <p>Using dictation to create narrative content placed in the EHR can positively impact cost, quality and patient experience. CEO Randy Olver discusses the benefits, requirements and success stories of documenting with dictation in "<a href="http://www.emdat.com/LinkClick.aspx?link=http%3a%2f%2fwww.healthmgttech.com%2farticles%2f201310%2fthe-hybrid-approach.php&tabid=216&mid=1116" target="_blank">The Hybrid Approach</a>" featured in the October issue of Health Management Technology.</p><div class="tags">Tags: hybrid approach,partial dictation,patient encounter documentation</div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/1/Default.aspx>Industry News</a></div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/2/Default.aspx>Emdat News</a></div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/3/Default.aspx>Emdat Press</a></div> Industry News Emdat News Emdat Press http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/34/The-benefits-of-using-dictation-to-create-narrative-documentation.aspx#Comments 3 http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/34/The-benefits-of-using-dictation-to-create-narrative-documentation.aspx Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:31:00 GMT http://www.emdat.comDesktopModules/BlogTrackback.aspx?id=34 hybrid approach partial dictation patient encounter documentation Emdat Mobile brings documentation convenience and cost-savings to academic orthopedic group http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/32/Emdat-Mobile-brings-documentation-convenience-and-cost-savings-to-academic-orthopedic-group.aspx <p>Emdat Mobile helped Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) achieve their operational and financial documentation goals. With Emdat, the busy practice could not only more effectively manage fellows'/residents' involvement in documenting, but also support their mission to teach students of all levels. With Emdat Mobile customized to mirror their intricate workflow, documentation could be dictated, routed appropriately, and then authenticated by team members at any time from any location, speeding completion. </p> <p>Read more about the benefits Emdat brought to <a href="http://www.emdat.com/Portals/0/PressReleases/MOR-press-release.pdf">Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH</a>.</p><div class="tags">Tags: case study,emdat mobile,Emdat news,documentation costs</div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/2/Default.aspx>Emdat News</a></div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/3/Default.aspx>Emdat Press</a></div> Emdat News Emdat Press http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/32/Emdat-Mobile-brings-documentation-convenience-and-cost-savings-to-academic-orthopedic-group.aspx#Comments 0 http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/32/Emdat-Mobile-brings-documentation-convenience-and-cost-savings-to-academic-orthopedic-group.aspx Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:37:00 GMT http://www.emdat.comDesktopModules/BlogTrackback.aspx?id=32 case study emdat mobile Emdat news documentation costs New Emdat video illustrates productivity and cost benefits of Emdat solution http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/31/New-Emdat-video-illustrates-productivity-and-cost-benefits-of-Emdat-solution.aspx <p>Today, Emdat announced the release of a <a href="http://www.emdat.com/LinkClick.aspx?link=235&tabid=216&mid=1116">whiteboard animation video</a> illustrating what we've always believed — that using dictation to create documentation in the EHR is the best use of the clinician's time. As EHRs become more prevalent, many clinicians are required to use point-and-click and front-end speech recognition to document — methods that have been shown to be more time consuming and impair the patient experience. The video spells out Emdat deliverables — maximizing clinician productivity and reducing documentation costs all while supporting meaningful use.</p><div class="tags">Tags: video,hybrid approach,documentation costs,meaningful use,clinician productivity</div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/2/Default.aspx>Emdat News</a></div> Emdat News http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/31/New-Emdat-video-illustrates-productivity-and-cost-benefits-of-Emdat-solution.aspx#Comments 0 http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/31/New-Emdat-video-illustrates-productivity-and-cost-benefits-of-Emdat-solution.aspx Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:30:00 GMT http://www.emdat.comDesktopModules/BlogTrackback.aspx?id=31 video hybrid approach documentation costs meaningful use clinician productivity Emdat platform delivers significant documentation efficiencies to ORA Orthopedics http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/30/Emdat-platform-delivers-significant-documentation-efficiencies-to-ORA-Orthopedics.aspx <p>Emdat's robust clinical documentation technology yielded operational and administrative advantages for ORA Orthopedics, the Quad Cities’ largest and most comprehensive orthopedic provider. Read more about <a href="http://www.emdat.com/LinkClick.aspx?link=232&tabid=216&mid=1116">ORA Orthopedics' success story</a>.</p><div class="tags">Tags: case study,emdat mobile,Emdat news,documentation costs</div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/2/Default.aspx>Emdat News</a></div> Emdat News http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/30/Emdat-platform-delivers-significant-documentation-efficiencies-to-ORA-Orthopedics.aspx#Comments 0 http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/30/Emdat-platform-delivers-significant-documentation-efficiencies-to-ORA-Orthopedics.aspx Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:14:00 GMT http://www.emdat.comDesktopModules/BlogTrackback.aspx?id=30 case study emdat mobile Emdat news documentation costs Good documentation brings good results to practices http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/29/Good-documentation-brings-good-results-to-practices.aspx <p>Becker's Spine Review recently discussed <a href="http://beckersspine.com/spine/item/16770-5-ways-surgeon-documentation-positively-or-negatively-impacts-spine-practices">5 Ways Surgeon Documentation Positively (or Negatively) Impacts Spine Practices</a>, making the case for thorough documentation. Benefits include avoiding time-consuming queries and facilitating accurate coding, among others. By combining Emdat's robust templating capabilities with the efficiency of dictation, surgical practices can easily achieve comprehensive patient encounter documentation that can positively affect practice operations and profitability.</p><div class="tags">Tags: hybrid approach,partial dictation,patient encounter documentation</div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/1/Default.aspx>Industry News</a></div> Industry News http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/29/Good-documentation-brings-good-results-to-practices.aspx#Comments 0 http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/29/Good-documentation-brings-good-results-to-practices.aspx Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:52:00 GMT http://www.emdat.comDesktopModules/BlogTrackback.aspx?id=29 hybrid approach partial dictation patient encounter documentation Factors to consider when selecting an EHR information capture method http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/28/Factors-to-consider-when-selecting-an-EHR-information-capture-method.aspx <p>Documentation is not a one-size-fits-all model, and return on investment (ROI) is not a straightforward calculation. Organizations must keep individual physician work habits in mind — along with tangible and intangible costs — to select the best method of information capture for the practice. Each method of patient encounter documentation in an EHR has its benefits and drawbacks. Read more in <a target="_blank" href="http://www.emdat.com/LinkClick.aspx?link=http%3a%2f%2fwww.fortherecordmag.com%2fnews%2fenews_0713_01.shtml&tabid=216&mid=1116">Getting the Most From Your Documentation Dollars</a>, an eNews exclusive from the For the Record newsletter.</p><div class="tags">Tags: documentation costs,clinician productivity,hybrid approach,emdat mobile</div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/1/Default.aspx>Industry News</a></div><div class="category">Category: <a href=http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/CatID/3/Default.aspx>Emdat Press</a></div> Industry News Emdat Press http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/28/Factors-to-consider-when-selecting-an-EHR-information-capture-method.aspx#Comments 0 http://www.emdat.com/Blog/tabid/216/EntryId/28/Factors-to-consider-when-selecting-an-EHR-information-capture-method.aspx Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:09:00 GMT http://www.emdat.comDesktopModules/BlogTrackback.aspx?id=28 documentation costs clinician productivity hybrid approach emdat mobile