California-based Augmedix makes AI documentation solution available across EDs

California-based Augmedix, provider of ambient AI medical documentation & data services, has announced that its solution Augmedix Go is to become generally available for emergency departments, following the completion of a pilot programme with HCA Healthcare.

Augmedix Go enables clinicians to engage with patients in a hands-free environment by pairing the mobile app with a bluetooth mic to “seamlessly capture patient conversations”. Large language models are then utilised across different specialties and sections of the note in order to deliver “high quality medical documentation”, with Augmedix highlighting the use of both “proprietary fine-tuned large language models and industry-leading foundational LLMs, including Google Cloud’s MedLM’s suite of medically-tuned models”.

The overall aim of Augmedix Go is to “improve the patient experience at the point of care,” Augmedix states, as well as increasing productivity by improving documentation quality; reducing the burden of note-taking; and shortening chart closure time.

Manny Krakaris, CEO of Augmedix, states: “The launch of Augmedix Go in the ED represents our unwavering commitment to develop solutions for health systems that improve their workflows. Our agility and flexible architecture, exhibited by our broad product suite and open network platform, help us address the complex and varying needs of clinicians and providers. We have built a sophisticated platform designed to enable clinicians to be present with their patients while trusting that Augmedix technology is doing administrative work unobtrusively in the background.” 

In other news from the USA, last week we shared our interview with Inderpal Kohli, vice president and chief information officer at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. Inderpal shared insights on digital transformation, projects, priorities and more; click here to read in full.

We also reported on the opening of the 2024 HealthTech|X Accelerator from Tampa Bay Wave in Florida, which will offer “high potential healthtech startups” the opportunity of one-to-one mentoring, pitch coaching and investment readiness training, among other benefits. Find out more here.