Automated Documentation Service Eliminates Roadblocks to Electronic Health Record Adoption for Excela Health
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Excela Health, a three-hospital health system near Pittsburgh, Pa., has selected the Entrada automated clinical documentation solution to streamline the adoption of electronic records.
With the backing of its 130-plus employed doctors, Excela Health is implementing Entrada in outpatient facilities in its service area surrounding Greensburg, Latrobe and Mount Pleasant. The Entrada platform allows doctors to document their patient visits by dictating into a smart phone or other recording device, and receiving completed clinical documentation, often in less than an hour. The finished record is automatically routed into the electronic health record for review and chart completion.
“Entrada is the missing ingredient for hospitals and clinics like ours to make EHR both practical and preferred by doctors,” said Kirk Miller, Excela Health executive director and vice president of Physician Services. “The partnership we’re forging with Entrada will help us reduce the inefficiencies and decline in productivity inherent with the adoption of electronic records without altering the natural workflow of our clinicians. The result is that our doctors can dedicate more time to their patients.”
New Opportunities and Challenges
With federal stimulus money available to ease the transition to electronic records, medical practices are looking for ways to quickly adopt EHR systems.
Entrada’s web-based platform makes electronic health records easier for clinics, hospitals and surgery centers to deploy and use. The platform’s clinical documentation system is faster than traditional transcription and makes stand-alone EHR systems easier to operate, enabling doctors to capture and share clinical notes without any additional work.
“Entrada lets leading health care providers like Excela focus on new, innovative ways to improve health care,” said Entrada CEO Bill Brown. “We’re thrilled to help Excela realize the benefits of electronic health records without adding to the workload of their doctors.”
Entrada complements existing EHR systems, and will be used as an add-on service for Excela’s Allscripts Enterprise Health Records system in its clinics and McKesson Horizon system in its hospitals.
Entrada provides a web-based technology platform for clinical documentation and data exchange that helps medical groups adopt and use electronic health records without losing physician productivity. The system also simplifies the challenges that hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers face in completing surgical notes, progress notes and discharge summaries and sharing them with attending physicians for approval. Entrada is available on iPhone®, iPad™, Windows® Mobile and PC platforms. For more information, visit www.EntradaHealth.com.
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