We are excited to share that CareAlign has won first place in the AMIA 25×5 Pitch Event. 25×5 is AMIA’s goal to reduce documentation burden for U.S. clinicians by 25% in 5 years, and the Surgeon General has recognized the 25×5 Task Force for its meaningful effort to achieve their goal. The pitch event focused on finding innovative technology solutions to reduce documentation burden. Pitches were judged on adherence to smart objective principles, impact, feasibility, scalability, and potential outcomes.
Our pitch focused on our collaborative platform which operates just like a wiki. Since CareAlign is accessible on any device, clinicians can quickly write or dictate notes throughout the day in the platform. The entire care team is able to view this information and add their own notes. Then at the end of the day, the clinician can sort, filter, and reorder their work and generate their patient note. This note can then be put into the EHR (the legal record) and easily shared with team members.
Reducing documentation burden is a main priority for us at CareAlign. EHRs were designed for the business of healthcare, not the delivery of care. Clinicians often rely on text messages, emails, word docs, sticky notes, and more to jot down notes throughout the day. Then at the end of the day, clinicians have to find all their notes and rewrite them for the EHR note. This is frustrating and creates a lot of redundant, unnecessary work for clinicians. Additionally, this information on sticky notes and in text messages is not available to the rest of the care team until it is put in the EHR. And some of the information may unintentionally never make it to the EHR.
“Documentation practices in medicine are especially hard to change, given that the current documentation paradigm has been in place since before EHRs. I am particularly excited about the Taskforce recognizing that we need new approaches to documentation that are more aligned with how we deliver care today – as a collaborative team interacting over a continuum of time instead of static, one-off interactions. We hope that health system leaders will view these ideas from the pitch as opportunities to improve a system that is quite broken and contributing to significant burnout, medical errors, and inefficiencies,” says Subha Airan-Javia, MD, FAMIA, Founder and CEO of CareAlign.
We also want to congratulate the other finalists from the pitch event. Reducing documentation burden is a team effort, and there are lots of innovative solutions out there!
- 2nd place: Giving U Back Time (Stesha Selsky, DNP, RN-BC, UCLA Health)
- 3rd Place: Bridging the Gap: Integrating Patient’s Facing Form directly into EHR (Jericho A Garcia, MSN, RN-BC and Marian Fitzpatrick, MSN, RN, CPSN; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
- Finalist: Interoperability: Reducing Documentation Burdens While Improving Care Delivery (Michael Augusti and Christy Connell, Ascom)
- Finalist: Optimizing Our Legacy (Jennifer Merrill, MS, RN-BC, and Stephanie Barlow, MSN, RN-BC; Legacy Health)
To learn more about how CareAlign can improve documentation in your organization, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.