Showing posts with label EMR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EMR. Show all posts


Happy National Medical Transcriptionist Week

This week we celebrate medical transcriptionists, who play a vital and fundamental role in healthcare documentation.

Our dedication and attention to detail is integral in keeping patients safe and impact physician revenue by creating quality and timely documentation.

Source:  Advance for Health Information Professionals

Have a great week!


What You Need To Know - EMRs

Did you know

Not all EMRs are able to export demographics or import medical records from your medical transcription service?  Upon purchase, your EMR must have an interfacing component, even if it isn't used immediately.  When researching your EMR, be sure that lab results, radiology and transcription are able to be imported into your new system. 


Many practices, clinics, hospitals are assured they can do their own transcription and save tons in transcription costs.  This is a fallacy.  Our clients have actually lost money as the time it takes to document a simple visit lends itself to the focus being on the computer instead of the patient and billable hours take a hit from seeing less patients.  

We are working with a client who has an EMR and after having it for some time is coming back to dictation/transcription for documentation because the EMR is lacking.  In order to document patient encounters the way the physician would like, he would have to fork out $3800 to $5000 plus a monthly fee for interfacing HL7.  To add to that, his EMR vendor needs to switch him over to another system due to Meaningful Use Stage 3 issues as the current EMR is no longer compatible.  


Plan B with this client is dictating via his cell phone and then doing a copy/paste into his EMR via our software platform (for billing, tracking line counts and transcriptionists).  

We believe and have found that working with the EMR companies (although is not easy at times) in providing a blended approach, using both the EMR in combination with transcription, is most beneficial to the practices' bottom line and most of all patient care.  

We want to partner with you in providing your patients appropriate documentation while making the physicians' lives easier.  Want to know more?  See what we have to offer.  


Obamacare Humor

The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new healthcare package. 

The allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

The gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

Meanwhile, obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, while the ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted. Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!” while the pediatricians said, “Oh, grow up!”

The psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the radiologists could see right through it. Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing, and the internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow.

The plastic surgeons opined that this proposal would “put a whole new face on the matter”. Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and those lofty cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

The podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.

In the end, the proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.

Credit:  Fellow MT.


EMR Interfacing

Below are just some of the EMR systems our platform is interfacing with.   

As long as your EMR accepts structured data, we can interface with it.

Intergy  Healthland
Practice Point Plus
Practice Partner
Star Patient Care
...And many more!  

Click here for a sample export files

Emdat has had whole hospitals set up within a week and physician offices ready to go within a few days.  

Contact Just My Type Transcription  now for a free, no-obligation demo. 


EMR Implementation and Revenue Drop-off

What Physicians and Medical Facilities Need to Know

Studies show, the more a facility decreases their transcription costs with an EMR, the more their revenue is reduced. EMR vendors claim the revenue will come back after 6 or 8 months. In these tough economical times, can your office, clinic, hospital afford to lose thousands in revenue with the "assumption" it will return at some point?

How we know revenue will decrease:

Right now, EMR documentation by a physician takes an average of 4.5 minutes PER patient versus only 1.5 minutes for dictation of the encounter. If a physician sees 20 patients per day, that's at least 60 minutes of lost time (3 x 20) 60 minutes lost time. 

If we calculate this out that translates to

  • 300 minutes a week
  • 1200 minutes per month
  • 9600 minutes for 8 months
For offices that don't see a boatload of patients, it works. There is time in between appointments for EMR documentation by a physician.

Now, let's take a different look. Let's figure out how many patients' appointments physicians are giving up to "eliminate transcription" by documenting patient encounters themselves via an EMR (based on a 15-minute visit):

Based on the above calculations, physicians are losing:
  • 20 appointments per day
  • 80 appointments per month
  • 640 appointments for 8 months
What is losing 640 appointments going to cost your facility?  

What's the solution? So glad you asked.

  1. Doctors will either see less patients (reduced revenue) 
  2. OR work longer hours (as if they don't work enough hours)

What Just My Type Transcription wants to see happen:

Physicians are more expensive than transcriptionists. So, we say see patients instead, and as technology evolves, transcription costs will reduce. This way, revenue will not drop off while during EMR/EHR implementation.

Just My Type Transcription offers our clients many different ways to cut transcription costs while continuing to dictate as this is the quickest and most accurate means to documenting patient encounters.

Contact us us today for a free, no-obligation demo to see how your facility can save on transcription while implementing an EMR.


EMR and Transcription - A Winning Combination

Just My Type Transcription partners with Emdat to bring you the leading technology in EMR integration.

This was recently posted on their website and will soon be incorporated into our site (as soon as I find the time).  

EMRs and Transcription

Are you an EMR client interested in incorporating dictation back into your workflow? Wouldn't it be great if physicians could complete their EMR using dictation, thereby increasing physician productivity and EMR adoption?

We provide a unique solution to Medical Facilities that allows physicians to properly document patients encounters in their EMR without sitting in front of a computer, all while increasing physician productivity and upholding attentive patient care.


Electronic medical records (EMRs) aim to improve patient care and reduce costs while complying with Meaningful Use guidelines. However, most EMRs require doctors to enter patient data directly into the computer system, oftentimes causing a drop in physician productivity and, consequently, facility revenues. Medical Facilities want to make the best operational choice for their physicians, patients and bottom line. Let’s compare the options for populating data into an EMR.

EmdatFront End Speech RecognitionEMR Point-and-Click
Per patient encounter cost averages $1.50. Software, hardware, maintenance and lost physician productivity.Software, hardware, maintenance and lost physician productivity.
Physicians continue business as usual using traditional dictation method.Physicians must be trained on dictating, reviewing and editing their own documentation.Physicians must be trained to use and navigate system.
Physician productivity increases using traditional dictation method. Smartphones allow physicians to create and upload dictations, as well as view and approve documentation prior to populating the EMR, on-the-go.Physician productivity declines as physicians spend four times the amount of time of traditional dictation documenting their encounters. Physicians must navigate to the appropriate field, dictate, and then edit their own documentation.Physician productivity declines as physicians spend six times the amount of time of traditional dictation documenting patient encounters. Patient to patient workflow is disrupted as physicians visit workstation to log in, navigate system, and conduct data entry after each patient encounter. Alternatively, physicians log in, navigate system, and conduct data entry via menus and templated paragraphs during patient visit.
Same data results as Front End Speech Recognition and EMR Point-and-Click without direct physician entry.  Physician required to spend time and effort entering data directly into EMR.Physician required to spend time and effort entering data directly into EMR.
Full compliance (HIPAA, Meaningful Use, etc.). Full compliance (HIPAA, Meaningful Use, etc.).Full compliance (HIPAA, Meaningful Use, etc.).
0.33 errors per report.1.48 errors per report.7.8 errors per chart.


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. The result? Doctors will either see fewer patients or work longer hours. This productivity loss results in thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Consider that the calculated hourly wage for physicians and their medical assistants is significantly higher than that of transcriptionists. In addition, doesn’t high quality patient care mean physicians who focus on their patients instead of their computer screen?


Physicians must log in, navigate the EMR system and place the cursor where they need to dictate. After they generate content, the physician must edit it. Again, physicians spend their billable time performing data entry instead of treating patients. Again, productivity is lost and revenues are lost.


Emdat's DaRT tags transcription content (Eg. Chief Complaint, Medical History, Family History, etc.); integrates with any RIS, HIS, EMR or clinical repository; and discretely populates the EMR automatically. Every patient encounter is documented thoroughly and efficiently as if the clinician had entered it themselves via templates.


Emdat automatically integrates with EMRs and produces the highest quality, most complete medical document for the lowest cost, all while complying with government regulations, increasing physician productivity and upholding attentive patient care.

More so, our suite of applications streamlines the work process. Any authorized user can view, edit and electronically sign documentation online, 24/7/365. Encounter information is automatically routed, and can be sent automatically via auto-fax or a referral folder within the system. Alternatively, transcriptions, envelopes and standard cover letters can be printed automatically.

All this, at a cost significantly less than standard transcription services — our transcription templates and exclusive Qualified Text feature reduce the amount of typing required and reduce costs by up to 50%.

Emdat's software (brought to you by Just My Type Transcription) as a service delivers superb functionality and client satisfaction by streamlining workflow, reducing costs and providing free interfacing with any EMR system — all with no contracts, no capital investment, and rapid deployment.


  • Emdat assists with EMR completion, placing data into the appropriate section of the EMR documentation
  • Emdat requires no change in physician behavior, therefore acheiving higher physician adoption and physician satisfaction
  • Emdat increases physician productivity — physicians dictate rather than perform data entry
  • Emdat's EHR integration is a significant step towards "meaningful use"


What are you waiting for?  Cite this blog post, switch to our service, and we'll discount 10% off your second invoice.   


Quality Outsourced Medical Transcription

Just My Type Transcription takes great care in producing high-quality patient documentation.  We treat patients as if they're our family, and we certainly don't want our family members' charts with errors.  

We're able to save new clients up to 40% on transcription costs with various options.  We know time is money, so email us to set up a quick demonstration of our web-based software which we provide to all customers as a service (no investment in software).  


EMR Horror

I have been hearing so many horror stories about the conversion to EMR.  Office staff staring at each other in bewilderment, not knowing what to do next, how to do it, etc. Doctors who have never in their lives touched a computer are so focused on pointing and clicking that their patients sit idly, ignored.  It's scary for all involved, the patients most of all.  Would I trust a doctor to correctly document my visit on a computer?  Not a chance.  Mistakes can happen.  Mistakes happen more when you overload an already overloaded doctor with learning the system.  What's the solution?  I will say that when doctors dictate, they accomplish far more than sitting at a computer.

Emdat says:
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. Doesn't high quality patient care mean physicians who focus on their patients instead of their computer screen?

Outsourcing transcription is the answer.  Outsourcing transcription where a platform is used to populate an EMR system...Even better!  That's where I come in.  Just My Type Transcription uses this Emdat platform (software as a service) to populate the EMR, HIS or Clinical Repository System in place OR will house the history for the time when EMR becomes a reality for the practice.

In an article by Ann Silberman, on Kevin, MD's blog, raises this serious issue...
...However, these are things that need to be worked out before fully implementing an EMR system, at least for any doctor who cares about making a human connection with a patient. There are tablets, iPads, laptops. There has to be a way to maintain a bedside manner method of doctoring while embracing the digital age.
 The full article can be found at EMR, a patient's perspective.

There is a way to maintain bedside manner, and the practice needs to figure it out or lose patients.

Please check out my website at Just My Type Transcription to see how we can help you get your bedside manner back.