Augmedix Launches Augmedix Go for Emergency Departments

Augmedix, a provider of medical documentation and data solutions, has released a version of Augmedix Go tailored for hospital emergency departments.

The launch incorporates learnings from a pilot program with HCA Healthcare. As part of the pilot, emergency department physicians in four HCA Healthcare hospitals used Augmedix Go to automate medical documentation from patient visits.

"The work we've done on Augmedix Go in the ED demonstrates how the Augmedix team has worked to build a strong, long-term relationship with HCA Healthcare and provide us high-quality, successful deployments," said Dr. Michael Schlosser, senior vice president of care transformation and innovation at HCA Healthcare, in a statement.

"Using Augmedix allowed me to spend more time with my patients and less time in front of my computer. I was also able to essentially eliminate charting after my shift was over, which makes a huge difference," said Veronica Cassese Klasko, a, physician assistant at HCA Florida Trinity Hospital.

Augmedix Go pairs a mobile app, stored in the doctor's lab coat pocket, with a bluetooth microphone, to capture patient conversations. Patients consent to the use of Augmedix at a 99 percent acceptance rate. Clinicians reported positive feedback on the audio capture, note quality, and AI accuracy, even in these challenging environments.

"Despite how loud it was in the ED, Augmedix got the note content right," said Dr. Michael Borunda, emergency department director at HCA Florida Trinity Hospital, in a statement. "After careful review, I had no edits and was able to send my note straight to the EHR."

Augmedix uses both proprietary and foundational LLMs, including Google Cloud’s MedLM's suite of medically-tuned models across different specialties and sections of the note.

"The launch of Augmedix Go in the ED represents our unwavering commitment to develop solutions for health systems that improve their workflows. Our agility and flexible architecture, exhibited by our broad product suite and open network platform, help us address the complex and varying needs of clinicians and providers," said Manny Krakaris, CEO of Augmedix, in a statement. "We have built a sophisticated platform designed to enable clinicians to be present with their patients while trusting that Augmedix technology is doing administrative work unobtrusively in the background."

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