News | April 24, 2013

Patient Logic Launches Next-generation Physician Documentation System

Patient Logic, which develops intuitive software that fits within workflows that clinicians and hospital administrators use every day, recently announced general availability of Physician Documentation, the first installment of Physician Experience from Patient Logic.

Physician Documentation is physician-centric technology that allows users to quickly create and view documentation throughout the care cycle. It includes predefined and customizable templates, a Quick Note feature, support for voice dictation, and more. Physician Documentation’s clean and modern user interface makes the powerful software intuitive, easy to use and simple for physicians to adopt with minimal training. In fact, the first clinicians on the system generated notes with less than 30 minutes of instruction.

Early users of Physician Documentation include Larkin Community Hospital, a 146-bed acute care facility in South Miami, Fla.; Rockcastle Regional Hospital, comprised of a 26-bed acute-care facility and a 93-bed skilled-nursing facility in Mt. Vernon, Ky.; and Macon County General Hospital, a 25-bed facility in Lafayette, Tenn.

“Physician Documentation has been adopted hospital-wide, and the initial results are very encouraging. We had 150 residents create more than 2,000 notes in a short period of time, and notes can be signed off by attending physicians within a 24-hour window, making it easier to maintain compliance,” said Nicholas Torres, director of nursing informatics and education for Larkin Community Hospital. “As a statutory teaching hospital we are committed to educating the next generation of physicians and nurses so they’re at the forefront of providing the next level of patient care, which includes using new technology like Physician Documentation.”

Rather than relying on application developers to design the Physician Documentation system, Patient Logic assembled a 12-member Physician Advisory Board to help focus developers on the three steps most important to physicians – reviewing the patient chart, documenting the care plan and creating orders.

“I’m excited about the positive feedback and the early adoption of Physician Documentation, but I’m not surprised that clinicians are using it with minimal training because that was a key directive from our Physician Advisory Board,” said Dr. Frank Newlands, chief medical officer for Patient Logic. “Physician Documentation’s early success is a testament to how well we understand clinicians’ workflow and were able to fit the software into those existing workflows rather than asking clinicians to change how they work. I look forward to further enhancing the physician experience with more deployments of Physician Documentation and with future applications from Patient Logic.”

As easy as Physician Documentation is for clinicians to use, the EHR module is equally efficient to implement.

“Implementation went exceptionally well, especially because of the on-site support from the Patient Logic team. They were on the floor, working closely with staff and management, providing feedback, taking notes, and making the process very seamless,” said Orlando Suarez, director of IT for Larkin Community Hospital. “We look forward to expanding with Patient Logic because it gets away from Java as the main platform, and it is OS agnostic. This will be helpful moving forward, especially with the growth in mobility, including the bring-your-own-device environment.”

About Patient Logic
Patient Logic provides a suite of clinical and financial applications designed to deliver an all-new experience for clinicians and administrators. The company takes a dramatically different path when designing software, using direct input from clinicians and administrators rather than relying on application developers to design systems to fit the needs of healthcare providers. As a result, the powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use software has a clean and modern user interface that promotes rapid adoption with minimal training. Patient Logic applications, including Physician Documentation, Community Portal, Business Intelligence, Registration and Document Management, are designed to help providers enhance patient care and safety, create more efficient house-wide processes, improve facilities’ financial performance and meet Meaningful Use requirements. Patient Logic, headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., is part of HealthTech, which manages healthcare technology companies – including Healthcare Management Systems and MEDHOST – which deliver both enterprise-wide and departmental software and systems.

SOURCE: Patient Logic