Electronic health records (EHRs) can consume over 16 minutes of a physician’s time during a patient visit, leading to clinician burnout. However, a San Francisco-based healthcare software company, Ambience Healthcare, has launched an AI medical scribe called AutoScribe, which helps alleviate the administrative burden.
AutoScribe operates in real-time, embedded into the electronic medical record, and listens to the physician and patient during the visit.
Afterward, the physician receives a draft of the medical notes that can be edited as needed, providing information on the patient’s symptoms, care plan, and any changes made during the visit.
AutoScribe is multilingual, can differentiate between small talk and medically relevant information, organize content by unique problems, and pick up on multiple speakers.
The notes can also be customized to the clinician’s preferences, improving patient care while saving time and reducing the risk of burnout.
There are several ways to implement this idea, such as integrating AI-powered medical scribes into EHRs, using AI-powered clinical decision support systems, and implementing AI-powered patient monitoring systems.
For instance, Suki.AI is a digital assistant for doctors that uses voice recognition and natural language processing to create patient notes in real-time, while IBM Watson Health has developed a clinical decision support system that provides personalized treatment recommendations.
Additionally, Current Health has developed a wearable device that uses AI to monitor patient vital signs and alert healthcare providers to potential health issues.