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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic with an NLP-based Clinical Opioid Data Repository (nCODR)

Posted by James M. Maisel, MD on Mar 14, 2018 7:14:00 AM

Strategies to address opioid abuse and overdoses have had limited effectiveness in mitigating the high rate of emergency room visits and mortality due to this growing opioid epidemic. A multi-level approach to the opioid epidemic appears necessary to include access, education, prevention, early identification, and mitigation of this scourge, but more importantly we need an evidence-based approach. Prescription monitoring programs may identify patients using opioids and physicians prescribing them, but will not address sources of drugs through other channels.

Studies have shown a near-linear relationship and steady increase from overdose deaths representing a small but quickly growing number of patients with addiction subject to increasing opioid use with tolerance eventually reaching fatal levels. Emergency room visits for opioid overdoses occur at over 30 times the rate of fatal overdoses, suggesting the tip of this iceberg. The straight-line increases leading to overdoses make any proportion of this number grow over time until we can make an impact in the number of people exposed to opioids or mitigate the percent and rate at which they progress to abuse resulting in deaths.

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Tags: Analytics, Blog, MediSapien, Big Data, NLP

Press Release – Unaffected by Cyber Attacks, ZyDoc Offers TrackDoc Connect Transcription Trial to Medical Groups in Need of “Plan B”

Posted by Adele on Jul 13, 2017 4:42:12 PM

ZyDoc, a New York-based medical informatics company, has extended its TrackDoc Connect transcription trial offer to medical practices in need of a “Plan B” to avoid disruption of clinical documentation services due to malware or other cyber security incidents.

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ZyDoc, a New York-based medical informatics company, has extended its TrackDoc Connect transcription trial offer to medical practices in need of a “Plan B” to avoid disruption of clinical documentation services due to malware or other cyber security incidents. There is no cost for the trial. TrackDoc Connect is a next-generation secure web-based transcription platform that has remained unaffected by recent cyber attacks targeting healthcare services and providers, and can be ramped up rapidly if disaster strikes.

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Tags: Analytics, Blog, EHR Usability, Transcription Services, Mobile Apps, MediSapien

Press Release – ZyDoc Demonstrates Enterprise Cloud-Based Platform at NYS miniHIMSS 2017

Posted by Adele on Jun 15, 2017 2:41:34 PM

ZyDoc, a New York-based medical informatics company, will demonstrate its enterprise cloud-based platform for transcription, EHR data entry and analytics at the New York State Chapter miniHIMSS 2017 conference Monday, June 19 at Yankee Stadium.

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Tags: Analytics, Blog, EHR Usability, Transcription Services, Mobile Apps, MediSapien

21 Tips for Getting Accurate Transcription from Medical Dictation

Posted by Adele on Feb 1, 2016 3:11:46 AM

Accurate transcription of clinical notes starts with good dictation, but there are many other factors that also contribute to transcription quality. As a physician or medical facility using dictation, you are all too aware of the potentially serious legal, financial, and patient health impacts that transcribing mistakes can cause. Transcribed reports are part of the medical record and must be highly accurate. Downstream uses such as coding for billing, backup for potential audits, or Meaningful Use attestation, are also dependent on the integrity of clinical documentation. The following tips provide helpful guidelines for getting accurate results from your transcription service.

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Tags: Analytics, Blog, EHR Usability, Transcription Services