NoteSwift Launches Samantha EHR Transcription Assistant

NoteSwift has introduced Samantha, a virtual assistant that acts as an intelligent medical transcriptionist or scribe for healthcare providers.

Samantha's patent-pending Parsing and Dynamic Matching (PDM) technology takes doctors' natural language inputs about their patient encounters and automatically identifies the discrete data elements versus the narrative text, assigns the required coding, and puts its all into the electronic health record exactly where it needs to be.

Samantha currently integrates with Allscripts Professional, with more EHRs launching later this year. It operates from a single screen.

"Samantha is a true game-changer and will disrupt the EHR charting process," said Dr. Chris Russell, a neurologist at Peachtree Neurological Clinic and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta and chief medical officer at NoteSwift, in a statement. "I'm able to complete my patient notes much faster and with greater accuracy. The fact that I don't have to jump from screen to screen and click 100 times has reduced the anxiety that used to accompany patient note entry."

Samantha improves the EHR documentation process in Allscripts Professional EHR by doing the following:

  • Entering documentation faster and saving physicians six to eight hours on average each week;
  • Automatically adding billing codes; and
  • Automatically entering information as structured, discrete data so it can be searched and reported on in support of Population Health initiatives.

Samantha matches dictated terms with the proper equivalents in the EHR, and detects potential conflicts or ambiguous terms, automatically prompting the user to review and correct conflicts. Samantha also learns from the provider and will improve over time.

"The big challenge in the market today is that each EHR has its own unique way of documenting the patient note," said NoteSwift President and CEO Wayne Crandall in a statement. "Any viable solution must have the ability to be seamlessly integrated with each supported EHR in order to ensure that the structured data output is placed correctly, and we designed Samantha to do just that."

Samantha is available with or without built-in speech recognition and supports most popular medical speech recognition products, including Nuance Communications' Dragon Medical One, Dragon Medical Practice Edition, and Dragon Medical Network Edition, as well as M*Modal's Fluency Direct and nVoq's SayIt. Samantha can also be used without dictation and works with the EHR in local, cloud, or on-premises hosted RDP or Citrix environments. Prices range from $49 to $99 per month per provider.

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