Rx.Health has struck a partnership with Suki to build a set of tools that address a serious issue health-care systems are facing- physician burnout. Thus far Rx.Health mainly focused on building solutions that improved the quality of care for patients and the efficacy of the health-care systems. Now Rx.health has decided to also address how physicians input large quantities of data into EHRs, which is one of the major factors contributing to physician burnout.
Dr. Ashish Atreja, CSO of Rx.Health said that filling EHRs takes about 50 percent of a physician’s time and over 10,000 clicks within 10 hours. To efficiently tackle this problem in addition to a mindfulness app and happiness survey Suki can reduce this time spent on documentation by 50 to 70 percent by leveraging voice assistant technology.
This tool would give physicians a feeling of having a conversation with a colleague about the case, wherein Suki’s voice-enabled digital assistant would complete the appropriate forms in the EHR from the information extracted through the conversation.
Ascension Health and Unified Physician Management have already made contracts with Suki. Suki also works with approximately 80 independent practices across the United States, said Punit Soni, CEO of SUKI, who recently raised $20 million.