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You need to ask these important questions before choosing an EHR

Posted by Adele Field on Mar 7, 2018 3:20:41 PM

ALL EHRs are not created equal. EHR usability directly impacts the burden of documentation.

The leading EHRs securely manage patient health information, but the way they do this can be vastly different. When clinical documentation is a source of frustration for doctors, there is a mismatch between their preferred documentation workflow and the EHR user interface. In fact, a top cause of physician dissatisfaction with their EHRs is spending too much time on tedious data entry tasks. EHR usability should be a primary consideration because it can alleviate -- or conversely, increase -- the burden of documentation.

Here are five critical questions to ask when evaluating the usability of an EHR.

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Tags: Blog, EHR Usability, EHRs

6 Critical Considerations for Choosing an EHR

Posted by Adele Field on Mar 7, 2018 3:00:59 PM

By Adele Field, ZyDoc Marketing & Communications Director
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Which EHR Should You Choose?

1. Is your practice ready to adopt a new workflow?

Do your research to learn how closely the proposed new EHR’s workflow will approximate your current (legacy) methods of handling PHI. If the new workflow logic will force a radically different approach to entering, organizing, and accessing patient health records, there will be a difficult period of adjustment for your physicians and staff. EHR usability is a hot-button issue, with many vendors falling short. Poor usability will cause significant frustration and inefficiency for your EHR users. If the user interface feels very difficult or will require significantly more staff resources than available, look for another EHR. Charting in an EHR requires a constant flow of data in and data out, a process that can take up to 2 hours per patient visit. An interface that is not user-friendly can make this process onerous. On the other hand, if the interface is generally user-friendly, it may be a good choice for your practice.

Make a list of what you want the EHR to do, and compare features between several different systems.

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Tags: Blog, EHR Usability, EHRs

Scribes vs. transcription? It's not just about speed.

Posted by Adele Field on Jan 30, 2018 11:32:51 PM

By Adele Field, ZyDoc Marketing & Communications Director

Disclaimer: ZyDoc’s core business is providing secure web-based medical transcription and EHR data insertion services. ZyDoc also offers remote scribing.

Transcriptionists and scribes share a common Latin word origin, scribere, “to write,” and can trace their roots back to antiquity. They have been around since the days of committing words and transactions to papyrus for philosophers and kings. In the current era of electronic health records, employing elite corps of language specialists is still the go-to solution for navigating the complexities of documentation. Both transcriptionists and scribes generate clinical documentation under the guidance of physicians for inclusion in the EHR. Both reduce the time-consuming, unnecessary cognitive overload imposed on clinicians by suboptimal EHR user interfaces that require counter-intuitive data entry by keyboard and mouse. Both solve the same problem, but they do it differently.

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Tags: Blog, EHR Usability, Transcription Services, scribes

Is your documentation method leading to burnout?

Posted by Adele Field on Oct 4, 2017 11:23:03 PM

By Adele Field
ZyDoc Marketing & Communications Director

While a variety, and combination, of factors contribute to physician burnout, it is indisputable that burnout is real, and it is increasingly pervasive in the medical community.

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Tags: Blog, EHR Usability, Transcription Services

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.

ISLANDIA, NY (PRWEB) 

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, MediSapien, Mobile Apps, Transcription Services

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, MediSapien, Mobile Apps, Transcription Services

7 Considerations for Successfully Outsourcing Medical Transcription

Posted by Adele on Jun 6, 2017 11:34:27 AM

7 Considerations for Successfully Outsourcing Medical Transcription

By Adele Field | ZyDoc

If your facility is evaluating either switching to a new medical transcription service organization (aka “MTSO”), or outsourcing to augment in-house transcription operations, here are 7 critical areas to consider.

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Tags: EHR Usability, TrackDoc Flow, Transcription Services

News Release: Secure TrackDoc Connect Cloud Transcription

Posted by Adele on Apr 11, 2017 1:42:41 PM
ZyDoc Releases Next-Generation Secure TrackDoc Connect™ Platform with Smartphone App and EHR Connectivity

Islandia, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2017 -- ZyDoc, a New York-based medical informatics company, has just announced public rollout of the new TrackDoc Connect™ cloud transcription platform featuring a smartphone dictation app for efficient EHR documentation. For a limited time, new customers can test drive the TrackDoc Connect mobile app and transcription platform for a two-week free trial.

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Tags: Blog, EHR Usability, EHRs, MediSapien, News, Transcription Services, AllScripts

Pitfalls of Copying and Pasting into an EHR

Posted by Adele on Feb 2, 2017 3:23:16 PM

Copy/pasting is used by many practices to save time, but it is not a "Do-It-Yourself" type of task... unless you have the time to check the work carefully.

  • Doctors don't.
  • Probably no one in your practice has the time nor focus to do it right, all day every day!

Copy/pasting is not actually a time-saver.

And, it has other pitfalls

At ZyDoc, we type, check, and double check all day long, every day. It's our business, and we do it very well.

  • ZyDoc transcriptionists and medical language specialists are fast, efficient, accurate medical documentation experts.
  • ZyDoc enables population of your EHR with narrative free text plus the structured data required for billing and reporting requirements, in a fraction of the time compared to typing, pointing and clicking, and copy-pasting.

Time for a change?

Schedule a brief online demonstration or give us a call.

Kevin Ross, VP Sales
800.546.5633 (x 708)
or 516-509-7309

We provide section-level insertion into most EHRs at an attractive price AND solve your data entry bottleneck.

 

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Tags: Blog, EHR Usability, EHRs, MediSapien, Transcription Services

News Release: Landmark EHR Usability Study

Posted by Adele on Dec 8, 2016 3:36:58 PM

A Landmark EHR Usability Study Measuring Productivity Improvement for EHR Data Capture with a Dictation Method

"MediSapien is a promising instrument that may serve to reduce the cognitive burden on clinicians and enable EHRs to be instruments of clinical communication and tools that can greatly enhance patient care." 

ZyDoc, a New York-based medical informatics company, is pleased to announce that “Natural Language Processing–Enabled and Conventional Data Capture Methods for Input to Electronic Health Records: A Comparative Usability Study” has been published in JMIR Medical Informatics.

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Tags: Blog, EHR Usability, EHRs, MediSapien, News, Transcription Services, AllScripts