ARC Doctors Pilot Wearable Tech in Order to Spend More Time with Patients
January 04, 2019
ARC doctors are piloting the use of Apple Watches to capture patient visit data for electronic health records.
Combining artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing, the technology from Notable Health uses an Apple Watch to record and digitize the physician-patient conversation, securely capturing key data for the patient’s electronic file.
The doctors are able to dictate their findings into the Apple Watch to accurately capture the visit documentation without manually entering information in the electronic health record. The software also pre-populates and adds certain orders based on predetermined parameters. Doctors review the orders before signing. Over time, the goal is for the Apple Watch to capture the conversation in the exam room and automatically capture certain elements of the documentation without having to dictate. Artificial intelligence will also be used to learn the ordering and prescribing patterns of a doctor to predict orders.
“Improving the overall patient experience,” says Dr. Manish Naik, chief medical information officer for ARC, “is the main goal of utilizing Notable Health’s unique platform of AI, and wearable and voice interface tech. We are always looking to deploy new technologies at ARC that will allow our physicians to optimize their clinical and administrative workflows resulting in overall better physician wellness and patient care.”