HCA Healthcare Collaborates With Google Cloud and Augmedix for Documentation Solution
HCA Healthcare is partnering with Google Cloud and Augmedix, a healthcare technology company that specializes in ambient medical documentation, to use generative artificial intelligence to improve clinical documentation workflows.
As part of a pilot program that began early this year, approximately 75 emergency room physicians at four HCA Healthcare hospitals started using Google's AI technology and Augmedix's documentation solutions to input key medical information from conversations during patient visits.
Physicians use an Augmedix app on a hands-free device to create medical notes from clinician-patient conversations. Augmedix's proprietary platform then leverages natural language processing, along with Google Cloud's generative AI technology and multi-party medical speech-to-text processing, to instantly convert the data into medical notes, which physicians review and finalize before they are transferred in real time to the hospital's electronic health record (EHR).
HCA Healthcare, Google Cloud, and Augmedix teams continue to work closely with physicians to refine the solution, and HCA Healthcare plans to expand its use to more hospitals later this year.
"We're on a mission to redesign the way care is delivered, letting clinicians focus on patient care and using technology where it can best support doctors and nurses," said Dr. Michael Schlosser, senior vice president of care transformation and innovation at HCA Healthcare, in a statement. "Generative AI and other new technologies are helping us transform the ways teams interact, create better workflows, and have the right team, at the right time, empowered with the information they need for our patients."