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What is the big “a-ha” moment with your end users when you first demo your mHealth application for them?

When medical practitioners see clinical notes getting generated instantaneously by just speaking to our certified Electronic Medical Record (EMR) application, MDlog, and immediately realize they can save significant time documenting notes without changing their daily workflow.

What problems does your app solve in healthcare?

Today, we live in a world where EMR applications are focused more on functionality and less on driving actual ease of use. We set out with a goal to build an application that a physician would use voluntarily. As a result, practitioners realize the following benefits:

  • It takes no more than three minutes to address clinical documentation responsibilities for each encounter
  • 80% of documentation tasks completed in just 20% of service time
  • Quick access to key insight instead of searching through all the information

What are the top three features you view as most important when designing and building a mHealth app for physicians?

  • Fits into a practitioner’s daily workflow
  • Increases the practitioner’s productivity
  • Requires no more than 15 minutes of training

What challenges or needs did you see and/or experience in the industry that drove you to build this application?

One of the major challenges practitioners face is meeting their clinical documentation responsibilities. Many either moved to applications that require typing which results in a huge back log of un-filed notes and payment delays, or they stayed with paper charts that slowed their daily workflow. If you look at practitioners in Long Term and Post-Acute Care settings, the challenges are even more pronounced. They cover multiple facilities providing care for patients over an extended period. The EMR applications available today are not designed for their workflow so practitioners are forced to continue their dependence on paper charts resulting in inefficiencies, longer documentation cycles and delayed payments. With the aging population expected to almost double in the next 17 years and reimbursement rates set to decrease, practitioners have little choice but to increase their productivity. MDlog is designed to enable just that: quick documentation anytime, anywhere.

What are the top features/benefits of your App?

The key benefits of MDlog are: quick documentation, voice-enabled, anytime, anywhere access and available on an array of devices. In particular, with speech recognition from Nuance, MDlog users can instantaneously record detailed Subjective and Objective notes at the point of encounter itself with just an iPhone which allows them to better diagnose problems and have flexibility to prepare effective plans anytime, anywhere with any accessible device.  No more carrying around laptops or paper charts!

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Jonathon Dreyer

About Jonathon Dreyer

Jonathon Dreyer is the senior director of solutions marketing for Nuance’s Healthcare division where he is driving a physician-first approach to medicine by bringing cloud-based speech recognition and clinical language understanding technology to a worldwide community of healthcare IT developers and provider organizations. Prior to his current role, Jon worked as the solutions marketing manager for Diagnostic Imaging at Nuance and previously headed up marketing at Commissure Inc., a provider of clinical documentation and healthcare communication solutions. Jon graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors at Wayne State University where he earned a B.S business administration.