Stop Wasting Your Time!
Does your workflow consist of unnecessary or repetitive tasks? Does navigating your EHR have you daydreaming of your next vacation destination? Time management for healthcare professionals can be especially complicated. Unnecessary or repetitive workflows eat into your day and can have both a financial and mental cost. Knowing how valuable your time is, why waste any of it on inefficient workflows?
It is easy to maintain the status quo simply because ‘that’s how it has always been.’ However, when you are not optimizing your workflow properly, the results can be costly. When you improve your efficiency you can realize positive results in many areas.
- Provide individualized, high-quality care for your patients
- Add time in your day for what is important to you
- Improve satisfaction with your EHR and your job
- Reduce your stress levels
Sound interesting? With Fusion Narrate® powered by nVoq™ you can experience all of these benefits!
6 Fusion Narrate Shortcut Automations to Save You Time
Fusion Narrate makes it easy for you to optimize your workflow with the use of built-in and custom shortcut automations. Save time, clicks, and frustration with the use of easy-to-create automations that allow you to complete multi-step tasks with a single command. The possibilities are endless when creating shortcut automations. They are customizable to your EHR or workflow and assist with workflow efficiency and time management allowing you to focus on what matters, patient care!
Here are six shortcut automations our users have created to save time, money, and clicks.
A Cardiology provider utilizing the Fusion Narrate application reported that for every patient they saw, the EHR required them to fill out the same elements of disposition. This process required multiple mouse clicks and utilized several dropdown menus for each patient. By creating a ‘Disposition’ shortcut automation the provider was able to complete the necessary data elements for each patient with a single voice command. The provider estimated that this saved him at least 30 seconds per patient. If the provider sees 20 patients a day, the shortcut saves them 10 minutes a day, 50 minutes a week, over three hours a month and nearly 40 hours a year! Essentially, the provider was able to gain a full work week each year with the creation of just one shortcut automation. Imagine what you could do with an extra week a year?
Most days you come to work and log in to the same applications or websites. This requires multiple log-ins and remembering different passwords with a variety of requirements, all while staff lingers to ask questions and patients wait to be seen. Imagine turning on your computer and dictating one voice command to initiate all of those steps, saving you time and frustration and allowing you to place your focus where it needs to be. Creating a ‘Start My Day’ automation allowed one user to do just that. Eliminating frustration and allowing the user to get started on the business at hand saving time and money at the start of every day!
Break It Up
If you have a large amount of text to dictate, you may encounter issues with word count limits in your EHR fields. One Fusion Narrate user experienced this exact situation. Their EHR would lock up if a dictator attempted to dictate more than 800 words at one time. This required a reboot of the system and re-dictation of the text. The solution was to create a shortcut automation which the site titled ‘Break It Up’. The automation split the dictated text into 700-word segments and added each section to the target box individually. By preventing the system from locking up, the provider avoided having to reboot and re-dictate. The site was able to create the shortcut automation and share it to all of their Fusion Narrate users saving an untold number of hours each month and increasing provider satisfaction both with Fusion Narrate and the EHR.
Simple tasks add up when you have to do them countless times a day, even tasks that are performed outside of Fusion Narrate. For one admin user utilizing Fusion Narrate, repetitive tasks that are performed each day can now be accomplished with one voice command. The creation of the ‘Reset’ shortcut automation provides consistency in processes, increases turn-around time, and delivers a higher level of service and satisfaction. This is just one example of how Fusion Narrate can be utilized for tasks outside of the EHR or by end-users other than healthcare providers.
Filling out prescriptions can account for a significant amount of time for some healthcare providers. One provider reported that when they prescribed a specific medication it required 20+ keystrokes and mouse clicks in the EHR to complete the prescription and documentation process. The provider created a shortcut automation that was titled with the name of the medication. The provider was able to prescribe and document the medication with just the one voice command. Now the provider focuses on the patient rather than the computer resulting in an increase in patient and provider satisfaction.
Normal Physical Exam
When you are documenting a ‘normal’ physical exam, you have to memorialize the same information for every patient. Many patients have a ‘normal’ examination and one Fusion Narrate user responded that this required them to perform at least 15 mouse clicks and scroll down the page to items that were not initially visible. By creating a ‘Normal Physical Exam’ shortcut automation, the provider was able to eliminate the need to put their hands on the mouse or keyboard while documenting the physical exam. This allowed the provider to keep their attention on the patient rather than the computer. By sharing the shortcut automation with other Fusion Narrate users at the facility, every provider who performs a ‘Normal Physical Exam’ is now able to save 15 seconds per examination. Over the course of a year, this shortcut saves hundreds of hours across the facility.
EHR: An Elaborate Toolbox that Fusion Narrate Can Improve
Dolbey and Company, Inc. has been providing award-winning products and service for over a century. Fusion Narrate is our latest product and can improve patient care and streamline workflows. With Fusion Narrate there is no need to involve your EHR vendor, setup can be completed in minutes and you will be on your way to adding time and satisfaction back into your day. Better yet, Fusion Narrate can work in applications other than your EHR allowing you to capitalize on the automations to streamline all aspects of your workday.
Fusion Narrate is designed with the needs of the healthcare community specifically in mind. The system is customizable so that you can deliver the highest quality of care possible to each of your patients while realizing more time in your day to focus on what is important to you!
Start a Trial Today!
If you have ever found yourself thinking ‘there has to be a better way,’ then you need to check out Fusion Narrate. Whether you are looking to streamline your workflows, reduce click fatigue, improve patient care, boost job satisfaction, spend more time at home, or all of the above, Fusion Narrate is the right product for you! Start your free 14-day trial today!