Emdat brings valuable documentation efficiencies to ORA Orthopedics'
- Quick, painless implementation took just three weeks, with a complete rollout to all clinicians in two months
- Interfaces with GE Centricity and MergeOrtho automatically place authenticated data into the EHR
- Staff productivity increased due to streamlined documentation process and enhanced system reliability
ORA Orthopedics, the Quad Cities’ largest and most comprehensive orthopedic provider, offers a wide array of services, including sports medicine, total joint replacement and revision, general orthopedics, pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic trauma, and adult reconstruction. With 26 orthopedists in seven offices across Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, ORA Orthopedics sees 120,000 patients yearly, generating more than four million annualized lines of transcription.
Throughout the years, ORA Orthopedics has consistently provided the latest advancements in surgical and nonsurgical care to a growing number of patients. Their medical documentation process, however, hadn’t kept the same pace. Frustrated by an antiquated, inefficient system, ORA Orthopedics was drawn to Emdat’s single platform that promised to simplify workflow and reduce costs.
Physicians embraced the change to Emdat Mobile without resistance and enjoyed access to patient demographics, previous notes and templates while creating dictations. Meanwhile, administrators left the time-consuming task of tracking medical documentation behind. With a click of a button, staff can easily search for files, access real-time information and confidently discover unresolved jobs. Most notable, ORA Orthopedics no longer suffers lost dictations. Beyond these efficiencies, a library of customized templates not only allows clinicians to swiftly complete dictations, but also limits documentation fees. System-generated text combined with Emdat’s sophisticated voice recognition processing brought substantial savings. Although too early to determine the full extent of this monetary payoff, the savings of time and energy are significant.