AI support system for authoring clinical documentation

David Karger, David Sontag, Steven Horng, Monica Agrawal, and Luke Murray

Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems hold potential to aid clinical diagnosis, operations and research. However, their data is often unstructured, and the systems are time-consuming and difficult to work with. These problems contribute to clinical errors and physician burnout.
 
This team is developing MedKnowts, a system combining machine learning and human-computer interaction to reduce the effort needed both to synthesize knowledge for medical decisions and to create quality structured records. MedKnowts provides a seamless interface that reimagines documentation as part of clinical reasoning rather than a compliance requirement. The result will be faster documentation, a lower search burden, and higher quality notes for billing, compliance and communication.