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MEDITECH EHR Integration Taps Generative AI for Clinical Notes

The MEDITECH EHR integration leverages ambient technology and generative AI to help providers spend less time on clinical documentation.

MEDITECH has partnered with health IT vendor Suki on a generative AI EHR integration set to streamline clinical documentation.

The EHR vendor will integrate Suki Assistant into MEDITECH Expanse. The tool combines ambient note generation with dictation and commands to help clinicians expedite clinical documentation and other administrative tasks.

Suki leverages ambient technology to listen to clinician-patient conversations and generative AI to generate suggestions for a note. Clinicians can review and accept, reject, or edit notes by voice.

"Generative AI is demonstrating tremendous potential to transform clinician workflows for reducing clinician burnout and for the betterment of patient care," Rebecca Lancaster, MEDITECH's director of product management, said in a press release.

"We recognize the meaningful contributions Suki's clinician-focused ambient listening technology is already delivering to the industry and are excited to partner with them to provide our customers with the latest innovations in Generative AI," Lancaster added.

The voice assistant from Suki helps clinicians reduce documentation time by 72 percent, according to a study conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Less time spent documenting gives providers more bandwidth for patient care, delivering positive ROI for healthcare systems.

"AI voice technology has already demonstrated its value in alleviating the burden of documentation, a primary driver of burnout. In order to achieve success with these solutions, seamless integrations with major EHR systems is of utmost importance," said Heather Miller, senior director of partnerships at Suki.

"We are excited to partner with MEDITECH to be able to serve its clinicians in streamlining workflows - working with one of the top EHRs in the country is a significant stride forward in solving one of the fundamental challenges in healthcare," Miller added.

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