Generative AI is taking over the world and the healthcare sector is no exception. Many Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Software vendors are leveraging generative AI technology in their systems to simplify workflows and aid clinicians in offering patient-centered care.

Generative AI and Clinician Burnout with EMR Software

In the USA, most healthcare organizations have deployed EHR Software solutions to enhance patient care and to simplify and automate daily manual processes. The benefits reaped from electronic medical records software are obvious, however, they have contributed to an increase in clinician burnout. This is where generative AI technology in software systems comes in handy as they automate tedious EMR workflows, keeping clinician burnout at bay. Generative AI has a great tendency to enhance the clinician’s experience while interacting with EHR Software.

What is Generative AI in Healthcare?

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) methods, especially generative models, in different facets of the healthcare sector is known as “generative AI in healthcare.” Generative AI uses patterns and structures discovered from preexisting datasets to create new data—text, photos, and other types of information—that resembles genuine data.

Applications of Generative AI

  • Medical Image Generation
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Data Augmentation
  • Natural Language Generation for Medical Reports
  • Healthcare Simulation and Training

How 3 EHR Software Vendors are using Generative AI in Clinical Workflows?

The experts at EMRfinder have explored the software vendor market in the US, and have found the following vendors that have integrated generative AI into their systems. This Artificial Intelligence integration is set to benefit end users by making way for clinical and administrative efficiency.

Epic EMR Software

Phil Lindemann, the vice president of data analytics at Epic Solutions firmly believes that generative AI technology is best to simplify tedious and monotonous administrative processes. He said that responding to messages received in the patient portal can be a time-consuming task for healthcare providers and an added burden.

The new Epic software feature can pace up message response time by using generative AI to draft a response that can be reviewed by the provider. This functionality can give doctors more time to focus on delivering high-quality patient care.

Epic EHR Software is also releasing a tool that summarizes new information since the previous time a practitioner saw a patient is another example. Instead of reviewing a patient’s health record to learn what has transpired since their last visit, the generative AI technology synthesizes data to give physicians a summary.

eClinicalWorks EMR Software

To simplify and automate clinical documentation and charting, the eClinicalWorks EMR Software vendor is making use of robust generative AI solutions. It uses ambient listening technology to draft notes. Providers can easily edit the note to make any desired changes for the system to document it.

This way clinicians can focus on their patients during an encounter, and even save them hours as they don’t have to type on a keyboard.  Early users are taking benefit from the EMR Software integration, however, for general users the functionality will be available in 2024.

MEDITECH EHR Software

EMR Software vendor MEDITECH is partnering with Google that leverage generative AI to simplify clinical documentation. The prime focus of the automation will be on hospital discharge summaries.

Discharge summaries require a lot of time from the clinician. The new generative AI tool will help populate the discharge note by putting together all relevant information. This will result in major time savings, and even reduce the chances of burnout associated with documenting hospital discharge notes.

Before the capability is broadly available for users, customers testing the tool will use real patient data to validate it against the EMR Software.