Augmedix Announces Expanded Partnership with Adventist Health

Augmedix has announced a groundbreaking partnership with Adventist Health. The data-driven partnership aims to utilize Adventist’s experience as a nonprofit health system integrated into more than 80 communities in the western United States.

The partnership was reached as a piece of a scalable plan to aid physicians who are burdened by time-consuming administrative tasks. The partnership will help those physicians by providing automated solutions that can alleviate a part of the physician’s workload. The AI technology will cover issues like medical documentation and live clinical services.

Manny Krakaris, chief executive officer at Augmedix, noted that “we deeply appreciate the innovative approach that Adventist Health is taking to proactively address physician burnout. We take pride in offering medical documentation automation and related support that simultaneously enhance providers productivity and job satisfaction.” Krakaris sees the partnership as a positive step for both organizations.

The company used a data-driven approach to identify clinicians who spend a disproportionate amount of time working in the EHR, because those providers would benefit most from its products and services.

“It is our mission to be a force for good. We recognize without our physicians practicing at the top of their game, there is now way to deliver on that promise,” said Adventist Health President of Physician Services Adrian Serna. “This data-driven approach to identify at-risk physicians in partnership with Augmedix is an important strategy to address well-being.”

The pilot for this program was started in April of 2019. The program succeeded at growing from there, with growth in physician satisfaction and productivity allowing it to include eight specialties across 14 markets in California, Oregon, and Hawaii.

Adventist Health is a nonprofit integrated health system founded on heritage and values. The system offers help to joint-venture retirement centers, hospice agencies, hospitals, clinics, and home care agencies. Their team consists of over 34,000 associates who aim to transform the American healthcare system through faith and wholeness.

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