New Research Reveals Orthopedists Under Pressure From Documentation and Coding Requirements

Robin Staff Writer
Apr 11, 2022
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Four out of five (80%) orthopedic physicians believe that medical note-taking interferes with their interactions with patients, according to a new quantitative study released by Robin Healthcare. The research also found that 71% of orthopedic physicians believe medical coding brings friction to the effective practice of medicine. The study, conducted in the U.S., using Kantar Profiles Healthcare Panel, reveals specific concerns related to how increased requirements for medical documentation and coding directly and negatively influence physicians’ ability to focus on the patient and deliver the quality of care they would like.

The research also found that more than 73% of orthopedic physicians report taking work home as a result of having to complete notes and documentation. While the majority of orthopedic physicians surveyed would welcome technology and scribing to support their documentation efforts, trusting those services to deliver accurate and timely notes that reflect their specialty and practice are key considerations for these physicians.

“The challenge with any of these in-exam technologies is to ensure that their documentation and coding provide the highest level of accuracy. Orthopedics in particular is seeing growing complexity for in-office coding,” said Emilio Galan, CEO of Robin Healthcare. “Technology that ensures ambient, high-fidelity capture of patient encounters in order to deliver an unprecedented level of accuracy in orthopedic notes and codes has a direct and measurable influence on patient care.”

Robin technology has created medical notes and complete codes for more than one million orthopedic visits in the United States. Orthopedic physicians using Robin have found a reduction in administrative burden and meaningful improvement in physician/patient interactions. 

Robin’s research, via web interface, was conducted in February 2022 and studied 300 physicians who were MDs or DOs, and members of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.

About Robin

Robin is changing the administration of orthopedic healthcare enabling doctors to spend more time with patients, and to more efficiently manage their practices. Robin’s proprietary device, the Robin AssistantTM  – powered by AI trained by over one million patient visits and supported by HIPAA-compliant U.S. based remote scribes – extracts data, identifies conditions, and builds and uploads clinical notes with medical codes, all directly to the EHR. Robin gives patients peace of mind; physicians freedom of focus; payors and practices measurably more accurate coding, and our health system, a new abundance of time to return to its focus on prevention, treatment, and well being. For more information on how Robin is improving workflows and improving care, please visit www.robin.co.

About Kantar

Kantar is the world’s leading evidence-based insights and consulting company. We have a complete, unique and rounded understanding of how people think, feel and act; globally and locally. By combining the deep expertise of our people, our data resources and benchmarks, our innovative analytics and technology, we help our clients understand people and inspire growth. We are home to the world’s largest audience network. Our unique and unrivalled API-driven ecosystem of 150m+ compliant panelists spans 130 global markets and includes consumers, B2B audiences, healthcare professionals, patients and non-survey-based data connections. For more information, visit www.kantar.com.

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