|Hi, my name is Roy Feague, founder and CEO of Satori Labs.
It's no secret there's a crisis facing healthcare in this country.
Healthcare professionals are dealing with spiraling costs, reduced reimbursements, increasing administrative overhead--and it's really causing a lot of problems.
The good news is there's a widespread consensus that EMR systems, Electronic Medical Record systems, can help alleviate a lot of these problems. And there are a lot of great EMR systems out there already.
But they're not being adopted very quickly--the problem is really very simple: it's just too hard to get the data into the system.
Current systems require healthcare professionals to change the way they work. If you're a doctor or a nurse, you want to focus on your patient. You don't want to focus on keyboard or a plastic stylus on a plastic screen. It interferes with the doctor/patient relationship and it slows you down. Many doctors have to see a patient every 6-10 minutes, yet EMR systems often cause a 30% decline in efficiency.
FusionForm solves this problem.
Pen and paper are the tools of 85% of the healthcare professionals in the country today. With FusionForm, digital pen and paper are the tools of a healthcare professional. It's a very simple transition.
FusionForm has bridged the gap between pen and paper and the digital domain. FusionForm enables the healthcare professional to keep the fast, simple, intuitive interface they already know, and yet still capture all of the electronic data they need for their electronic medical record system.
It all starts with a digital pen.
Now this pen has a normal ballpoint tip. From the user's experience, it's a perfectly normal pen. But everything that is written with this pen is captured as a perfect digital copy.
Let's have a look at a typical Emergency Department form.
This is an example of a form that might be used for a patient complaining of abdominal pain in the emergency department. It's just a normal paper form, and it could be any form. We use the forms you use now, instead of forcing you to learn a new system.
Let's imagine Mike Smith has come into the Emergency Department. I'll go ahead and put down the time that he came in, and the date, and say that he has come in to see Dr. Ornas. We'll put down a Patient ID here. Now all of this information can be pre-populated if this system in integrated with your EMR.
Let's say Mike is here because complaining of a sharp pain in his ribs. As I'm writing on this form, the pen is capturing every movement of the pen, as well as the unique ID of the pen, and the unique ID of this individual sheet of paper.
And this is an important point: each sheet of paper has a unique fingerprint, so I can have as many different forms in play as I want and our system will keep it all straight.
Now I can dock the pen, and all of the information I've written will be instantly transferred to the PC.
Here we see that a window has popped up to confirm the patient information I just entered, and we can see that it correctly recognized all of the information I wrote on the form, so I'll just approve it, and we can see that all in information that I wrote will now appear in our system.
On the left side you'll see a list of all the forms I have-there's just one at the moment. I can also switch to a recognized text view and I can see that it successfully recognized everything I wrote in the form.
Once this data has been approved, the data is transferred to the EMR where it becomes part of the permanent record. Of course no handwriting recognition is going to be perfect, and doctors aren't known for their great handwriting. Our technology uses sophisticated, context-aware algorithms to produce superior results.
If there are any errors in recognition you can simply touch the word that's wrong and you'll get a list of alternates so that you can just pick the word that's right. This makes it extremely simple to make corrections.
Once the form is in the system, from this point on, any time anyone writes on this form, that data will be automatically associated with the correct patient record for Mike Smith.
Of course, in a typical clinical environment, several people may contribute to a form. Let's say this chart next winds up in the hands of Dr. Ornas, who adds further information.
Dr. Ornas: The patient presents with a pain in the ribs. He describes is as stabbing and sharp. He is allergic to pollen and is currently taking Prozac.
Mr. Feague: We saw earlier how you can send information to the PC by docking the pen, but it's also possible to transfer the information from the pen to the computer wirelessly using Bluetooth.
When Dr. Ornas touches a special box on the paper to tell the pen to send the data to the PC, we see that all of the information he wrote on these forms instantly appears in the system.
Any number of pens, any number of users--the FusionForm system tracks it all and shows you a perfect image of the complete form.
FusionForm is a breakthrough:
- It requires minimal training
- It gives you accurate, verifiable data without transcription, scanning or typing
- It eliminates lost paper records
- It works the way you work now
FusionForm gives you the best of both worlds--all the benefits of electronic records with the ease-of-use of pen and paper.
FusionForm saves you money, helps you meet regulatory requirements and ultimately, it improves the quality of care.
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