Study Reveals Buying Time Increases Happiness

A new study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences determined paying for services that gave customers more time led to increased satisfaction compared to money spent on material items. The study had 4,500 participants pay for various … Read More

Mouse Clicking In An EMR

“The sound of medicine is not the click of a mouse. It is the human voice. Let’s bring it back.” Phrased so eloquently by Doctors John Levinson, Bruce H. Price and Vikas Saini in their article on the cumbersome aspects … Read More

EMR Frustration 2013 To 2017

A study was conducted by RAND and the AMA in 2013.  It showed physicians were frustrated by electronic health records.  The big problem?  Not much has changed since 2013.  Four years later, physicians are still facing the same issues.  How do … Read More

Tech, Distraction, and Time

  Tristan Harris gave an interesting TED talk on how improvements in technology can prevent us from distraction.  His main point is that we need a choice in how much time we spend using our technology.  Right now we have … Read More

49% Screen Time 27% Face Time – Doctors And Patients

A study conducted by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, the American Medical Association (AMA), Sharp End Advisory, and the Australian Institute of Health Innovation observed 57 U.S. providers who practiced cardiology, family medicine, orthopedics, or internal medicine in four states. This … Read More

5 Things Human Scribes Do

Below are 5 things our human scribes do everyday: Our scribes can decipher audio between two different people with two different speaking styles and/or accents. Our scribes can decipher physician’s patient encounters that have multiple people in a room.  For … Read More

Clicking In An EMR

Something to think about.  How many mouse clicks per day would it take an average surgeon to complete his patient’s charts?  I decided to get a rough estimate of this by counting the clicks I require to paste a chart … Read More

Errors – How Many Can You Handle?

PC World cites speech recognition as one of Microsoft’s big weaknesses. The article states that there have been significant advances in the equipment used to record audio and store audio but the actual deciphering of audio is still behind.   … Read More

With Voice Recognition, Humans Do It Better

iScribes was created by Jared Pelo, MD because of a major technology lag in voice recognition.  This lag is especially apparent when using medical terminology with voice recognition.  Wired puts it this way, “the task of providing accurate transcriptions of … Read More

The Great Technology Backfire

NPR published an interesting graph explaining how EMRs have affected Doctor’s clinic days.  It isn’t pretty.  Technology and billing are getting in the way of seeing patients.  Dr. Leora Horowitz explains, “the record systems are poorly organized and never seem … Read More