Front- vs Back-End Speech Recognition: Which Fits Better?

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To make an educated decision on what type will get results at your organization, several factors must be taken into consideration. With the research firm KLAS reporting that 90% of hospitals plan to expand deployment and peer60 finding that 57% of hospitals are considering immediate adoption or are planning to make the move within the next two years, the speeding train that is speech recognition (SR) is seemingly unstoppable—that is, except for two major barriers: documentation quality and physician satisfaction. Go back to our homepage

Healthcare Technology Online: Top 10 Health IT Trends for 2013

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In an effort to uncover the true IT trends in the provider space, Healthcare Technology Online surveyed 183 contacts representing IDNs, hospitals, group practices, and other healthcare facilities to gain first-hand insight into their health IT projects and focus areas for 2013. They used this data for their Top 10 Health IT Trends for the year. Aventura Healthcare Advisory Board member Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS, was featured in the research and discussed how to leverage the full capabilities of IT tools and embedded clinical decision support systems (CDSS). See the article in Healthcare Technology Online here. Next Generation CDSS: Patient-Centered Workflow By Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS January 29, 2013 In the design of successful health IT implementations, patients matter. Although the importance of addressing the workflow needs of clinicians cannot be overstated, focusing on patient needs helps ensure newly designed workflows leverage the full capabilities of IT tools and embedded clinical decision support systems (CDSS). In addition, this delivers the clinical and financial outcomes desired by organizations. Entities that ignore the needs of clinicians in designing health IT-driven workflows can expect to experience either low levels of health IT adoption among clinicians, suboptimal patient care results, or both. Focusing on patient care provides a framework in which to create effective workflows that leverage new technologies and CDSS to deliver promised value to patients and caregivers. To effectively implement CDSS and health IT, organizations must understand in depth the capabilities of the available information technology, the requirements of the practicing clinicians, and the expected outcomes of all impacted stakeholders (i.e., patient, clinician, organization, etc.). Teams built from a cross section of disciplines and perspectives hold the greatest promise in designing effective workflows embedded with CDSS. Building a comprehensive, clinically relevant workflow across caregivers allows for efficient deployment of CDSS and the use of resources to achieve specific patient goals. The specific needs of the healthcare industry make it an ideal match with workflow concepts. Healthcare involves complex procedures that include both clinical and administrative tasks. As a result, workflow increases efficiency and effectiveness through the maximal integration and use of relevant, timely information, the main goal of any CDSS. Readily available health information technologies also offer invaluable tools such as single sign-on (SSO), roaming desktops, location awareness, and fast-user switching to support impactful patient-centered workflows. Patient-centered workflow requires stringing together individual steps, linking processes, and bridging activities by multiple caregivers to create an effective orchestration of resources to enhance the health of the patient. Technology provides only the toolkit to achieve these workflows. Knowledgeable professionals from multiple disciplines synergistically working together hold the potential to build efficient models for care. Focusing on the patient, rather than the technology or an individual participant in the workflow, provides the greatest opportunity to achieve successful outcomes that benefit the clinician, organization, and patient.

Healthcare Technology Online: Top 10 Health IT Trends for 2013

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In an effort to uncover the true IT trends in the provider space, Healthcare Technology Online surveyed 183 contacts representing IDNs, hospitals, group practices, and other healthcare facilities to gain first-hand insight into their health IT projects and focus areas for 2013. They used this data for their Top 10 Health IT Trends for the year. Aventura Healthcare Advisory Board member Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS, was featured in the research and discussed how to leverage the full capabilities of IT tools and embedded clinical decision support systems (CDSS). See the article in Healthcare Technology Online here. Next Generation CDSS: Patient-Centered Workflow By Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS January 29, 2013 In the design of successful health IT implementations, patients matter. Although the importance of addressing the workflow needs of clinicians cannot be overstated, focusing on patient needs helps ensure newly designed workflows leverage the full capabilities of IT tools and embedded clinical decision support systems (CDSS). In addition, this delivers the clinical and financial outcomes desired by organizations. Entities that ignore the needs of clinicians in designing health IT-driven workflows can expect to experience either low levels of health IT adoption among clinicians, suboptimal patient care results, or both. Focusing on patient care provides a framework in which to create effective workflows that leverage new technologies and CDSS to deliver promised value to patients and caregivers. To effectively implement CDSS and health IT, organizations must understand in depth the capabilities of the available information technology, the requirements of the practicing clinicians, and the expected outcomes of all impacted stakeholders (i.e., patient, clinician, organization, etc.). Teams built from a cross section of disciplines and perspectives hold the greatest promise in designing effective workflows embedded with CDSS. Building a comprehensive, clinically relevant workflow across caregivers allows for efficient deployment of CDSS and the use of resources to achieve specific patient goals. The specific needs of the healthcare industry make it an ideal match with workflow concepts. Healthcare involves complex procedures that include both clinical and administrative tasks. As a result, workflow increases efficiency and effectiveness through the maximal integration and use of relevant, timely information, the main goal of any CDSS. Readily available health information technologies also offer invaluable tools such as single sign-on (SSO), roaming desktops, location awareness, and fast-user switching to support impactful patient-centered workflows. Patient-centered workflow requires stringing together individual steps, linking processes, and bridging activities by multiple caregivers to create an effective orchestration of resources to enhance the health of the patient. Technology provides only the toolkit to achieve these workflows. Knowledgeable professionals from multiple disciplines synergistically working together hold the potential to build effective models for care. Focusing on the patient, rather than the technology or an individual participant in the workflow, provides the greatest opportunity to achieve successful outcomes that benefit the clinician, organization, and patient.

Aventura Points to Healthcare IT “Elephant”

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Denver, CO – May 8, 2012 – Brian Stern, Senior Vice President at Aventura, yesterday helped an experienced room of hospital clinicians at the Healthcare IT Institute Conference in Sawgrass, Florida identify how to turn the tide on clinical computing. In his presentation, Clinical Computing: Friend or Foe—How Clinical Workflow Changes the Tide—Stern discussed how to move the fix for healthcare IT away from using Band-Aids and toward a more comprehensive solution that changes the way clinicians work with healthcare information. “As a nation, we’re spending a large bucket of funds on healthcare IT, and seeing limited results in improved care,” said Brian Stern, Senior Vice President at Aventura. “New technology mandates have driven 44% of healthcare facilities to increase their IT budgets in the past three years. The challenge is that new clinical computing systems, which don’t support the clinician workflow, are becoming tools to document care activity rather than tools to enhance care. The only way to change the way doctors and nurses interact with healthcare tools—and therefore drive better care results—is to match the way they work with patients.” Some of the points in Stern’s presentation include:
  • 44% of healthcare IT budgets have increased over the past three years [1]
  • 39% of that increase will go to implementing EMR systems, followed by 27% of spend on capital equipment [2]
  • $2.6T was the healthcare spend in 2010 compared to $256B in 1980 [3]
Computer sharing and long logon processes make it difficult to access the right information at the right time to drive critical care decisions. As a leader in using context- and location-aware computing in healthcare, Aventura presents patient information intelligently to the clinician based on location and credentials. Aventura’s clinician workflow solution gives clinicians desktop access to whatever information they need at the point of care in seconds rather than minutes. Click here to see Brian Stern’s presentation. About Aventura: Aventura improves the workflow of doctors and nurses by providing the information they need, when and where they need it. Aventura’s context and location aware computing intelligence orchestrates technologies already in place, making them responsive to the user.  Aventura provides tools that help clinicians practice more productively and effectively, allowing them to spend more time with patients. Aventura improves clinician satisfaction, increases EMR use at the point of care, and allows focus on the quality of care.  Learn more at www.aventurahq.com.
[1] HealthLeaders Media Intelligence
[2] HealthLeaders Media Intelligence [3] Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group, National Health Care Expenditures Data, January 2012.
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