Thursday, April 28, 2016

For The Record Magazine's article covering Acusis CEO, KB Anand on best practices for dictating in an EMR Setting

While Physician satisfaction is one part of the equation, productivity looms just as large, says KB Anand, CEO of Pennsylvania-based Acusis, noting that losses in that regard impact the bottom line and catch the eye of the C-suite. "Having an option to dictate helps Physicians maintain productivity, especially in specialties like cardiology where extensive documentation is required, but at the same time, every minute of the cardiologist's [time] is money," he says. "So the question is where to spend that time. A cost-benefit analysis will easily advocate the Physician doing a quick and easy dictation and moving on to the next patient rather than spending additional time point-and-clicking or struggling with the structured templates in an EMR."

EMRs are here to stay. But instead of resisting any new workflows the technology may introduce, Anand recommends learning how to dictate properly to produce the best documentation. This starts with being sensitive to the capabilities and limitations of the EMR being used.

Read the full article here



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