Roughly two-thirds of physicians experience burnout each year in the US healthcare system. Studies link this burnout to deterioration of mental health, decreased patient satisfaction, and increased risk for medical errors – in other words, this problem doesn’t just impact physicians, it impacts patients too. What drives this burnout? Excessive charting tasks in the electronic medical record.
At Speak Information Technologies, or Speak IT, we are developing a software solution that leverages dictation-based automation to increase efficiency of time-consuming, click-intensive tasks. We are initially targeting the process of orders (labs, imaging, prescriptions, etc.), as these tasks are particularly burdensome, and we have plans to scale functionality over time.
Thank you for supporting Speak IT as we reduce medical burnout, and help physicians help all of us.