DaRT (Discrete accurate Reportable Transcription) allows physicians to continue dictating while still employing an EMR/EHR system. DaRT tags transcription content (Chief Complaint, Family History, Medical History, etc.) and descretely populates your EMR/EHR automatically, as if each clinician had entered it him or herself. With DaRT, hospitals and clinics can embrace the future of healthcare without requiring a change in clinician behavior. Clinicians can spend their valuable time doing what they do best: practicing medicine.
Comply with "meaningful use" guidelines without suffering a decline in physician productivity!
Many medical facilities are adopting Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems in an effort to comply with President Obama’s HITECH Act and "Meaningful Use" guidelines. These systems claim to eliminate the cost of patient documentation by requiring physicians to abandon dictation and use templates to record patient encounters. But do they?
Studies show that it takes a physician an average of 4.5 minutes per patient to document a visit using templates in an EMR system. By contrast, dictation takes only 1.5 minutes per patient. That’s a difference of three minutes per patient! If a physician sees an average of 20 patients each day, that translates to 60 minutes a day. The result? Doctors will either see fewer patients or work longer hours.
Transcription costs may be lower, but so is productivity, resulting in thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Consider that physicians and their medical assistants are more expensive than transcriptionists. In addition, doesn’t high quality patient care mean physicians who focus on their patients instead of their computer screen?
With WebChart, physicians can continue to dictate while clinics fully utilize an EMR system — the EMR is automatically populated with data that would otherwise have been entered via templates. Meaningful Use compliance is achieved, all at a cost significantly less than traditional transcription services.