Wound Care Advantage, a California-based provider and manager of inpatient and outpatient wound care and hyperbaric treatment centres at hospitals across the USA, is going to launch WCA Virtual Scribe™. The new service will revolutionise wound care industry, as it would reduce the time required for physicians to complete patient documentation tasks.
“When we first began developing the service, our partner physicians made it very clear to us that they were overwhelmed with administrative tasks,” said Mike Comer, CEO of Wound Care Advantage. “We developed WCA Virtual Scribe to reduce physician stress, offer expert support, and to make life easier for the doctor as well as the patient.”
During development, Comer and his team visited several outpatient partner hospitals and selected a handful of physicians with a keen interest in reducing documentation time. After a yearlong trial programme, WCA Virtual Scribe is now operational and available to WCA partners nationwide.
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson, Kansas was one of the first clinics to use the service.
“Virtual Scribe from Wound Care Advantage is a really great service,” said Terence McDonald, M.D., Medical Director of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. “I can focus more of my energy on patient care, and I feel less fatigued at the end of the day because I don’t have to worry about completing documentation. The quality of my notes is much better, as well as my quality of life. I don’t have to stress about documentation, and my workday finishes at a decent hour.”