How does CD Notes work?
Depending on which EMR and Voice recognition software you use, templates are either imported directly into your EMR or Voice Recognition Software.
Is it difficult to upload the templates? Do I need IT support?
It takes less than a minute to import the CD Notes templates into your voice recognition software. You do not need IT support. You can literally be up and running with all of the CD Notes templates in just a few minutes!
If you are considering CD Notes, we urge you to contact us to set up a demonstration. We can work with you remotely and import a sample template for you to try out to ensure that the templates are compatible with your EMR.
I don't have voice recognition software, can I still use the CD Notes templates?
The CD Notes templates do use Fluency Direct and Dragon as a platform. Either of these voice recognition platforms is required.
Can I document at the patient's bedside?
Yes, you can complete the templates by either tabbing and dictating or tabbing and typing. When documenting at the bedside, most clinicians choose to tab and type.
Does CD Notes work in all electronic medical records?
CD Notes is currently being successfully used in Epic®, Meditech®, Essentris®, among others. In general, if you have the ability to document a note in a "blank note" section or field in your electronic medical record, you most likely can insert a CD Notes template into that field. Contact us directly and we can set you up with a sample template!
Does Using CD Notes really save time?
Yes! Using CD Notes templates with voice recognition, you will save:
2.5 minutes per chart
160 hours per year
That's 4 weeks' worth of time saved per year!
Complete all of your charts by day's end so that you don’t accumulate charts or need to document during your time off!
Does Using CD Notes really save money?
Physicians now spend more time documenting than providing direct patient care.
For this reason, documentation support services are often needed, such as Scribes or Transcriptionist services.
CD Notes is a very cost-effective solution to the challenges of documentation.
Scribes cost $10 per patient to document
Transcriptionists charge $5 per patient to document
CD Notes templates cost just $0.10 per patient to document
Aren't Scribes a lot better and faster?
Not necessarily. With the CD Notes templates' pre-populated "normals" and the ability to document 100% of the note with voice recognition, documentation is fast and efficient. When you complete a note yourself, you do not need to review and edit it. It can take more time to open and edit a note drafted by a Scribe than it would to complete the note yourself using voice recognition and the CD Notes templates.
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