Signify Research Identifies TransformativeMed as Innovation to Address Physician Burnout

February 21, 2019

Sgnify Research & Digital Health Analyst Alex Green highlighted TransformativeMed in their recent article "Innovations to address physician burnout". In the article, Green stated:

The Showstopper

Without doubt the use of technology, such as AI, location-based solutions, and NLP are viewed by EHR vendors as an area to differentiate and improve the provider experience and we expect to continue to see an increasing focus on this area in terms of innovation.

However, as we mentioned in our original pre-HIMSS insight, some of the lower-profile themes will be perhaps more influential short term. E.g. increased usability testing and design, vendor support for training and best practice, task-based design structures, reduced complexity, common style guides across product portfolios, better research and collaboration with clinicians during the product development phase, etc.

EHR vendors also need to be aware that if they don’t address this issue for their customers themselves, others may well step in to do if for them. Vendors such as TransformativeMed offer specialised clinical workflow tools, such as their CORE Value Suite, that sit on top of the EHR and support improving workflows. The company also uses machine learning and offers mobile solutions as part of its portfolio, adding voice input in the near future. During HIMSS it announced University of Tennessee Medical Center as a new customer, adding to a list that includes Baptist Health, Tenet, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health.

With many factors contribution to physician burn-out, no single solution is going to solve the wider issue. AI driven workflows, NLP enabling better voice interaction with the EHR, mobile EHR and context aware EHR will certainly allow for improvements in what are, in many cases, outdated, often poorly design UI. But, doing the basics well can still provide some quick wins and much needed relief for physicians using these systems.

About the author

Alex has 21 years’ experience in tech market intelligence. He leads on Signify Research’s Digital Health offerings focusing on population health management, EHR/EMR and telehealth. Prior to joining Signify he served as a Senior Research Director at IHS and as a Business Analyst/IT Project Manager in a joint NHS/Government role.

"EHR vendors also need to be aware that if they don’t address this issue for their customers themselves, others may well step in to do if for them. Vendors such as TransformativeMed offer specialised clinical workflow tools, such as their CORE Value Suite..."

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