McKesson and Augmedix Expand Collaboration to Enhance the Doctor-Patient Relationship

McKesson Corporation has announced an expansion of its collaboration with Augmedix.

Augmedix provides doctors with hardware—either a smartphone or Google Glass—to securely livestream clinic visits to its cloud-based platform. A combination of proprietary natural language processing technology and human expert teams process the livestream to ensure the creation of quality and consistent documentation.

“In delivering well over 30 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 Augmedix Chief Executive Officer Manny Krakaris. “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 incentives in health care that are having a profound impact on the industry.”

The utilization of Augmedix further enhances the experience of using EHRs including iKnowMed, McKesson’s 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.

McKesson deployed Augmedix to six practices across the United States in The US Oncology Network. Clinicians in that network have often viewed Augmedix’s services as “life changing” and reported 1.5 to 2 hours of time saved per day and a 60 percent increase in overall satisfaction with their practice.

With the success of the initial deployments, more practices have since engaged Augmedix. To address the growing demand, McKesson is expanding its reach and extending the offering to additional specialty practices.

“We’re committed to greater efficiency for health care providers,” said McKesson Vice President of Product Management Nate Gosse. “Augmedix can help our customers through their ambient charting solution and two-way interactions in real time.

Read the full press release here.