Q&A con el fabricante de vinos de David

por Lauren Dubinsky, Senior Reporter | March 11, 2015
David Cooper
Medical Mime is a dictation-based EHR allows physicians to capture notes in a minute and a half and goes through three layers of accountability to ensure accuracy. The deadline for Stage 2 Meaningful Use is just around the corner and physicians can use all the help they can get. DOTmed News had the opportunity to speak with David Cooper, founder of Medical Mime EHR, about how the technology can assist specialists and mature practitioners in meeting those requirements.

DOTmed News: What is your opinion of EHRs on the market today?

David Cooper: We have entered into Stage 2 of ‘Meaningful Use.’ We have also seen an increase in the number of hospitals that manage physician practices — primary care and specialty care — and some of these hospital-owned physician groups are part of Accountable Care Organizations. It’s of great importance to the hospitals that these practices operating in ambulatory settings are highly efficient.

Generally, the field of ambulatory EHR vendors is narrowing because it’s very difficult to earn 2014 Stage 2 Meaningful Use certification. Many of the products originally certified for Stage I Meaningful Use have not attained Stage 2 certification. If those vendors can't generate the necessary investment capital, or if they don’t have the programming strength or the clinical strength for Stage 2, then it’s quite a big hurdle to overcome.

As for physicians and physician groups, we have seen many of them reject using EHRs when Stage 1 Meaningful Use was the threshold. For various reasons, like ease of use and slowing down patient flow, initial implementation of EHRs didn’t take off. Lots of folks just failed at it.

Still today, in the ambulatory setting, there remain a high number of doctors who are rejecting EHRs as well as doctors ‘divorcing’ their EHRs. That’s resulted in a lot of shuffling in the market. So, in my opinion, it’s still very much a market in chaos with a high percentage of unhappy physicians.

DOTmed News: How does Medical Mime work?

DC: Our niche is catering to specialists and mature practitioners. For specialties, like interventional cardiology or orthopedics, the doctors are performing surgeries in a hospital setting on their non-clinic days. Obviously, these physicians want to perform as many surgeries as possible during the week, and this requires their office-based or ambulatory days to be very efficient for pre- and post-op visits, as well as their new-patient and follow-up visits.

Medical Mime is a dictation-based EHR, so it allows the practitioner to capture notes from patient encounters very accurately and very effectively — in about a minute and a half as opposed to filling out all of the information required of a template-based system.

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