We have EHRs to thank for vast improvements to the modern healthcare system – greater accessibility to patient data, increased adherence to insurance and billing standards, and overall improvements to medical record accuracy to name a few. It’s because of these many improvements that over 85% of office-based physicians currently employ an EHR system within their practice.

However, the mass adoption of EHRs has also resulted in a number of unintended consequences – from skyrocketing rates of physician burnout to reductions in clinical efficiency and plummeting patient satisfaction. At the root of these alarming trends is the administrative burden EHRs have placed on today’s physicians.  

The good news is that the healthcare technology industry has quickly innovated in response to these new challenges – introducing a number of solutions that help reduce the administrative burden on doctors and facilitate a return to patient-centered care. These solutions include medical dictation software, a tool that allows doctors to dictate rather than type their notes, and AI medical scribes, a technology that manages the note-taking process autonomously. Here’s what you need to know about these two technologies and how to decide which option is right for you.

What is Medical Dictation Software?

Medical dictation software leverages voice recognition technology to translate human speech to written text. It does this using an internal microphone to capture speech and transcribe what it hears word for word in real-time. Using a medical dictation software, a doctor can record their conversations with patients - often repeating back or summarizing important information to the dictation tool – allowing them to step away from the computer and interact more with their patient. 

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How Does Medical Dictation Software Compare to DeepScribe? 

If you use a dictation software for your patient notes, then you have likely noticed that you are spending just as much time on your notes as you were before - because you have simply traded the manual process of typing for summarizing, dictating, and editing. That’s why medical dictation software is ineffective at solving the administrative burden on doctors.

At DeepScribe we are on a mission to bring the joy of care back to medicine by completely automating the note-taking process. Our AI-powered medical scribe listens into your patient-conversation, transcribing in real time and parsing out the small talk and filler words to include only the medically relevant information within your notes. Integrated with your EHR, it can map back your notes to the appropriate fields, so that all you need to do is review and sign off. 

Unlike medical dictation software, DeepScribe allows you to:

  • Focus On The Patient. There’s no need to dictate your notes or summarize patient responses during a visit. Thanks to DeepScribe’s natural language processing, you can carry on your conversation as you normally would and rest assured that the most medically relevant information is captured.  
  • Get Hours Back In Your Day. DeepScribe is 30% more accurate in conversational audio data and 33% more accurate in medical conversation transcription than medical dictation software. That translates to over 3 hours a day saved on documentation with DeepScribe.
  • See More Patients; Finish In Time For Dinner. With the extra hours you get back in your day, it’s up to you to choose how to spend them. Some of our clients see additional patients, others enjoy the extra time they have to spend with family. Many of our clients do both.

For greater accuracy and true time-savings, join the world’s leading healthcare systems and private practices alike and make the switch to DeepScribe.

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