WebChartMD has announced the implementation of a more time and cost-effective technique for generating clinical documentation for Pacific Medical Centers (PMC), in Seattle, WA. The technique, called partial dictation, allows PMC’s healthcare providers to use functionality within the Epic EHR to generate some sections of the patient note while dictating other sections. The end result is a hybrid model that combines the power of the EHR with the time and cost efficiency of dictation while reducing transcription costs by 89%.
“Our providers love it,” commented Pam Gehrig, Director, Health Information Management at Pacific Medical Centers. “With partial dictation, our providers can dictate the more ‘context rich’ sections of the patient visit within the Epic encounter, and those transcribed sections are embedded in the note along with all the other patient visit information entered directly into the EHR. The result is we’re saving on our transcription expenses while improving the quality of our patient care. Everybody wins.” [Read more…]