Incorporating learnings from a pilot program with HCA Healthcare, Augmedix (Nasdaq: AUGX), an ambient artificial intelligence medical documentation company, is launching a generative AI documentation product specifically for emergency departments. 

As part of the pilot, ED physicians in four HCE Healthcare hospitals used Augmedix Go to automate medical documentation, with the product drafting their medical notes from patient visits.  

“The work we’ve done on Augmedix Go in the ED demonstrates how the Augmedix team has worked to build a strong, long-term relationship with HCA Healthcare and provide us high-quality, successful deployments,” said Michael J. Schlosser, M.D., M.B.A., senior vice president of care transformation and innovation at HCA Healthcare, in a statement.

San Francisco-based Augmedix notes that the workflow in the ED requires technology that can accommodate complex conversations and a plurality of recordings capturing multiple, non-sequential interactions with a single patient — all of which occurs in a typically noisy environment. 

The company said that Augmedix Go offers clinicians the option to engage with patients in a hands-free environment by pairing the mobile app, stored in their lab coat pocket, with a bluetooth mic, to capture patient conversations. Patients consent to the use of Augmedix at a 99 percent acceptance rate, the company added. 

Augmedix said that clinicians reported positive feedback on the audio capture, note quality, and AI accuracy, even in these challenging environments.

“Despite how loud it was in the ED, Augmedix got the note content right,” said Michael Borunda, M.D., ED Director at HCA Florida Trinity Hospital, in a statement. “After careful review, I had no edits and was able to send my note straight to the EHR.”


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