MTBC has announced the launch of ChartScribe™, a new service which integrates the Medical Transcription function into their EHR system, allowing providers to avoid lost productivity when adopting an EHR and satisfy the requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2.
This is an interesting idea that should appeal to smaller practices, who are used to dictating notes and aren’t interested in taking the time to enter the digital notes themselves. According to a 2012 survey from Medscape, more than 25 percent of physicians polled had actually seen productivity decline since implementing an EHR. For smaller ones practices manually updating patient charts and developing the technical knowledge to do so are two of the biggest culprits in lost productivity.
MTBC developed ChartScribe to try and address this challenge by enabling practitioners to easily dictate notes from patient visits and have them converted into searchable text that is automatically inserted in the appropriate fields within the patient’s chart.
Explaining the advantages of ChartScribe, Dr. Glenn Zeidman of Z Wound Care, McComb, Mississippi, explained, “MTBC’s ChartScribe™ has simplified my workflow by avoiding the need to manually type data into my EHR. I simply create an audio recording and it goes directly into my patient charts. It has enabled me to save time, reduce personnel expenses, meet Meaningful Use requirements and treat more patients.”
“Under Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules, patient charting is more important than ever,” said MTBC Vice Chairman David Rosenblum. “That is why it’s critical to make the process of charting as efficient and intuitive as possible. ChartScribe is built around a provider’s workflow and offers providers an efficient method to manage and update charts, ensuring a smooth transition to an EHR with the least amount of disruption to practice workflow.”
Using ChartScribe, providers do what they’ve been doing. They create digital audio dictation and then instead of sending directly to a medical transcriptionist they can simply upload their digital audio dictation into MTBC’s practice portal and receive updated patient charts within MTBC’s EHR. It’s an interesting idea.