McKesson and Augmedix expand collaboration to enhance the doctor-patient relationship

McKesson and Augmedix expand collaboration to enhance the doctor-patient relationship

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | October 04, 2019 Health IT
IRVING, Texas & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McKesson Corporation, which has been investing in technologies and services that create greater efficiencies for healthcare providers, announced an expansion to its collaboration with Augmedix.

Augmedix turns natural doctor-patient conversation into medical charts in real time, so that doctors can focus on what matters most - patient care. Augmedix provides doctors with hardware (Smartphones or Google Glass), to securely livestream the clinic visit to its cloud-based platform. A combination of proprietary natural language processing (NLP) technology and human expert teams process the livestream to ensure the creation of quality and consistent documentation.

“In delivering well over 3 million medical charts since our inception, we have gained valuable insight into doctor workflows and the continuously evolving and increasingly stringent documentation requirements of electronic health records (EHRs),” said Manny Krakaris, chief executive officer at Augmedix. “We will continue to build upon and refine our capabilities to ensure McKesson and its customers, as well as all of our customers, are the beneficiaries of best-in-class medical charts that are comprehensive, accurate and timely delivered. We are truly excited about our growing relationship with McKesson and its continued support of technical initiatives in healthcare that are having a profound impact on the industry.”


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The utilization of Augmedix further enhances the experience of using EHRs including iKnowMedSM, McKesson’s leading oncology practice EHR system that was named the top-ranked EHR platform for oncologists and hematologists for the eighth year in a row by Black Book™ Research. This helps support several value-based care delivery initiatives like Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Oncology Care Model (OCM) and real-world evidence generation.

McKesson previously deployed Augmedix into six practices across the country in The US Oncology Network (The Network). The ongoing objectives of the Augmedix deployments are to renew the joy of practicing medicine by:

Enhancing Doctor-Patient Interaction – Eliminating the need for the doctor to spend hours every day typing into a keyboard or performing burdensome dictations, and enabling a natural interaction between the doctor and patient
Improving EHR Quality – Delivering more comprehensive and accurate documentation allows for rigorous quality assurance

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