The New Saykara AI-powered Voice Assistant Can Reduce Physician...

The New Saykara AI-powered Voice Assistant Can Reduce Physician Burnout

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Saykara, a Seattle headquartered start-up catering to the healthcare sector, has disclosed an ambient mode which can record critical clinical notes by listening to contextual clues. This AI-powered mode saves users from having to use a ‘wake word’ for leveraging this technology.

FREMONT, CA: Saykara began its operations in 2015 and aimed towards easing the documentation process for clinicians through the use of AI-powered voice identification programs. It is possible to create clinical notes, which are in turn, pushed to the EHR or the Electronic Health Record.

One of the growing problems faced by the contemporary healthcare industry is physician burnout. Complex reasons are contributing to the physician burnout. Constant time pressures, chaotic work environments, unproductive bureaucratic tasks, and dissatisfaction in terms of pay have been some of the contributing factors.

However, the most significant one is the way administrative requirements became an integral part of day-to-day medical practice. Both the patients and medical experts are at the receiving end of complexities due to physician burnout. Over the years, Saykara has been able to bring in about seventy percent decrease in the time utilized by physicians on tasks that are documentation-related. The firm has made it possible by having to carry out additional tasks including after-hour charting. Saykara continues to cater to more than twenty medical group and health system customers. Some of the prominent names include Providence Swedish Medical Group and Multicare, besides many others.

As part of their continuing efforts to enable reduced documentation time for the healthcare practitioners, Saykara has recently introduced an ambient mode, which relies on contextual clues to record vital clinical notes.   

The platform has proven to be a success when it comes to precisely listening and figuring out the points that are exactly being conveyed. The product chiefly facilitates two aspects, not having to rely on medical scribes and availability of more time.

Hospital administrators have found that the implementation of Saykara feature facilitates some free time for doctors, which can be redirected to taking care of more patients. Besides, other concerns over recruitment and retention caused due to the burnout have been addressed.

The feature, in turn, has been exceptionally successful with respect to a primary care setting or routine visits wherein huge chunks of information are being flown in which is to be recorded by clinicians. The need for recording this information without having to interrupt its flow is critical. The newly released feature by Saykara has been critically helpful in this.

Saykara’s business strategy revolves around introducing its product in bigger healthcare systems as well. To facilitate this, the firm relies on its flexibility to function across a wide range of technologies.

In the imminent future, Saykara intends to concentrate on turning the firm into an intelligent clinical assistant which can utilize the information on medical documents to assist doctors in gathering more information from patients. The data, thus collected, can aid in diagnostic services and surface contextually applicable information at the most apt time.



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