Building on a firm foundation in speech technology.
Hand Surgery Associates conducted an initial pilot program to introduce the convenience of dictating clinical and surgical visits on mobile devices and capturing the text in real time. The organization’s 10 hand and arm specialists were already well-versed in the advantages of using Nuance® Dragon Medical for dictation.
They were accustomed to having the ability to speak naturally and at their own pace—using their voice to dictate and navigate through the documentation workflow. Adding the flexibility of remote access was a natural next step to dramatically improving physician satisfaction and productivity.
“It was quite common for our surgeons to be in the office until seven or eight in the evening working on charts,” said Dr. Kavi Sachar, a member of the HSA board. “Easing the documentation process is paramount to physician satisfaction. We didn’t go into the medical profession to sit in front of a computer.
Any time saved is time better spent with patients—and our own families.” HSA sought to further enhance the overall clinical documentation and workflow process, and help their surgeons focus their attention back on patients, by providing a more efficient way to capture their stories at the point of care—all while improving quality and reducing costs.
DocBuddy offers mobility with a simple, secure and intuitive design.
After carefully evaluating their priorities, HSA turned to DocBuddy for mobile cloud-based access to overcome their documentation and workflow challenges. DocBuddy is a cross-platform mobile app, with one intuitive checklist, allowing users to condense all the clicking and typing into one screen.
HSA surgeons can use DocBuddy anywhere they need to—in exam rooms, in offices, or on the go. It offers a single app compatible with both iOS® and Android® devices that integrates seamlessly with their EHR and handles all their EHR workflow needs.
“DocBuddy is a provider’s workflow tool kit that doesn’t look like healthcare technology—the clean user interface is simple and easy to use without a need for training or exhausting IT resources to manage it,” said Andy D’Agostino, CEO of DocBuddy.
“This turnkey workflow solution empowers doctors to spend less time documenting and performing administrative tasks, while giving them simplified access to their data on a mobile device.” The mobile functionality means HSA surgeons are now able to check clinical and surgical schedules, toggle between organizations, and access patient files from a single screen.
Offering more control and greater satisfaction.
DocBuddy offers the surgeons at Hand Surgery Associates a powerful combination of mobile documentation and data accessibility. In just a few months, the initial pilot program was adopted as the practice’s standard workflow—giving their surgeons the freedom and flexibility to work more efficiently and effectively within the necessary systems.
The surgeons at HSA were able to assume greater control of patient care—both inside and outside their clinic and operating room. With faster access to critical data and a seamless documentation process that aligns more naturally to the way they work, they save up to 90 minutes per day. No longer having to live their days serving technology means more time to better serve their patients and doing the things they love.