Most EMRs were not designed to support clinical workflow. They were designed to capture discrete data in fields that are set up in a linear fashion. Clinical workflow comes in many varieties, but it is rarely linear. As a result of this, EMRs work best with automation tools to help clinicians easily navigate the many tabs, drop-down menus and pick-lists.
One solution is nVoq’s SayIt™, a cloud based speech-to-text recognition software that works seamlessly with virtually all EMRs. With SayIt’s voice-enabled shortcuts, clinicians can simply tell the EMR what they want it to do.