- David Plazas is the director of opinion and engagement for the USA TODAY Network Tennessee.
A frustration for physicians and primary care providers alike is trying to balance listening to a patient and properly documenting the medical visit.
This documentation is essential to making sure all the data is captured properly and that the patient was heard and treated correctly.
Ravi Atreya and Pedro Teixeira, who met when they were in a joint M.D./Ph.D. program at Vanderbilt University, set out to solve the problem and eventually founded PredictionHealth, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help health providers complete documentation.
On this episode of the Tennessee Voices podcast, the pair talked about their passion for medicine, computer science and data and how AI can be “game changing.”
The purpose behind their startup was helping create effective communication channels and reducing the frustration doctors and nurses may face at times with technology. PredictionHealth becomes a virtual scribe, essentially.
I asked Atreya and Teixeira what makes a “great” note and they answered that it needs to be accurate, thorough and concise. The added benefit, they said, is that their technology is helping doctors pay better attention to their patients.
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David Plazas is the director of opinion and engagement for the USA TODAY Network Tennessee and an editorial board member of The Tennessean. Tweet to him at @davidplazas.
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