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AI Ambient Scribes

AI Ambient Scribes are companies that use AI to ambiently capture clinical encounters and generate notes and/or transcripts. Notably we do NOT include simple dictation tools or virtual/remote scribes here, but we do include platforms that integrate AI scribing with human oversight, where the human element typically acts as a verification layer before the clinical note reaches the physician-user for approval. AI Ambient Scribe core capabilities are to:  

 

• Ambiently capture both patient consultations and clinicians' dictation  

• Convert these audio recordings into written transcripts through speech-to-text technology  

• Synthesize a clinical note from the transcript by employing artificial intelligence, notably a large language model (LLM) specifically tuned for this application  

 

Additionally, Ambient Scribes are increasingly building additional capabilities, including prompts to address care gaps or coding suggestions.  

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Ambience Healthcare Transcript

Reviewed by Physician
Internal Medicine
Health System
Fee-for-Service
Digital Health Provider
4.5/5
9 min readReviewed on: 02/06/2024
Summary:
  • Product Usage: The product is primarily used for dictating patient notes in both telemedicine and hospital environments, with the AI function capable of transcribing conversations accurately.

  • Strengths: The product excels in quick and accurate transcription, recognition of names of places and people, and minimal downtime. Audio is saved locally during downtime for later transcription.

  • Weaknesses: The product does not allow an option to select patients pronouns and occasionally misinterprets certain words (a problem referred to as hallucinating).

  • Overall Judgment: Despite its flaws, the product is deemed effective, time-saving, and well managed by the company, with excellent customer service and receptive to user feedback.

Other Products Considered:
DeepScribe
Scribeberry
Nabla Copilot
3M M*Modal Fluency Align

Nuance DAX Transcript

Reviewed by Physician
Pediatrics
Health System
Fee-for-Service
3.5/5
12 min readReviewed on: 01/22/2024
Summary:
  • Product Usage: User employs DAX for documentation during both well-child and acute care visits, reporting a tremendous reduction in charting time and increased patient interaction.

  • Strengths: DAXs strongest features include improved patient engagement, significant reduction in charting time, and an impressive AI note-taking technology which can organize notes appropriately even when the conversation is not linear.

  • Weaknesses: Areas of weakness include errors in accuracy of the captured content, occasional connectivity issues, and a delay in the finalization and delivery of notes.

  • Overall Judgment: Despite the identified issues, the user considers the adoption of DAX a right choice that has positively transformed their practice, allowing for patient-focused care and efficient administrative tasks.

Other Products Considered:
N/A

Abridge Transcript

Reviewed by Regional CMIO
Health System
4/5
14 min readReviewed on: 12/12/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: Abridge is used for clinical documentation, with its mobile app being used to pre-chart and document patient interactions.

  • Strengths: Abridge simplifies the clinical documentation process, making it possible to complete a patient visit using a smartphone or tablet. Its easy-to-use interface and customizable documentation options are praised.

  • Weaknesses: Abridge does not offer deep integration with Epic systems and struggles with facilitating order entry.

  • Overall Judgment: Despite its weaknesses, the reviewer regards Abridge as a stand-out option for AI-based clinical documentation. The reviewer appreciates the quality of the notes generated, the user-friendly interface, and the value for price. Despite the lack of deep Epic integration, they would choose Abridge again.

Other Products Considered:
Ambience Healthcare
Nabla Copilot
DeepScribe
Freed
Augmedix Go
Nuance DAX

Nabla Copilot Transcript

Reviewed by Physician Owner
Primary Care
Digital Health Provider
Cash Pay
4/5
10 min readReviewed on: 12/04/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: The Nabla Copilot AI software is used to provide real-time documentation during patient visits, generating transcripts and summaries within seconds.

  • Strengths: The software excels in providing quick, reliable transcription services, with a user-friendly and efficient interface.

  • Weaknesses: It can struggle at times with shorter patient interactions due to insufficient data and lacks personalization in its note-taking format.

  • Overall Judgment: While there are a few areas needing improvement, the reviewer believes Nabla Copilot was a good choice, lauding its ease of use, installation, and reliability.

Other Products Considered:
Suki Assistant
Abridge

Augmedix Go Transcript

Reviewed by Director of Documentation Innovation
Health System
4/5
17 min readReviewed on: 11/16/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: Augmedix Go is used to facilitate real-time medical documentation by capturing information during patient encounters and transforming the data into structured clinical notes.

  • Strengths: Augmedix Go possesses an agile and adaptable approach, compatibility with emergency department workflows, a personalized onboarding process, ability to distinguish between multiple speakers, and impressive customer support.

  • Weaknesses: Note quality can be variable due to instances of language misunderstandings and redundancy; audio capture in noisy settings can be challenging, there isnt seamless integration with the electronic health record system yet.

  • Overall Judgment: Augmedix is considered an excellent choice for reducing the burden of documentation on providers and enhancing patient care, despite the need to improve note quality and indoor-noise reduction capabilities.

Other Products Considered:
N/A

Augmedix Live Transcript

Reviewed by Physician
Primary Care
Health System
Fee-for-Service
4.5/5
6 min readReviewed on: 11/16/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: The reviewer uses Augmedix Live as an ambient scribe service, with recorded notes sent to the scribe who then enters the information into patient records.

  • Strengths: Augmedix Live is highlighted for its reliability and the quality of customer service the reviewer has received.

  • Weaknesses: The reviewer mentions inconsistency in the quality and performance of the remote scribes as an area of weakness.

  • Overall Judgment: Overall, the reviewer is satisfied with Augmedix, stating that the benefits have outweighed the initial challenges encountered.

Other Products Considered:
N/A

Ambience Healthcare Transcript

Reviewed by Clinical Product Lead
Women's Health
Fee-for-Service
Digital Health Provider
Cash Pay
4/5
19 min readReviewed on: 11/13/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: Ambience, an AI scribe, is integrated with athenahealth and is used for patient consultation and note-taking, enabling the clinicians to focus more on patient care.

  • Strengths: Ambience records every consultation, automates note-taking, and is a significant time-saver; it takes only a couple of minutes to produce a note that requires minimal editing.

  • Weaknesses: The system may experience outages, disrupting workflows, and sometimes producing inaccurate medical notes.

  • Overall Judgment: Despite its weaknesses, Ambience has generally met the companys key requirements, and the majority of their clinicians appreciate it.

Other Products Considered:
Nabla Copilot

Nabla Copilot Transcript

Reviewed by Product Manager
Primary Care
Physical Therapy
Neurology
Cash Pay
Cardiology
Brick-and-Mortar Provider
4/5
15 min readReviewed on: 11/10/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: Nabla is used at a high-end concierge primary care clinic, primarily for ad hoc phone calls with patients and other providers, rather than its initial intended use to document regular patient encounters.

  • Strengths: Nabla excels in its user experience, offering an intuitive UI, ability to nudge the model for more detailed notes, a free trial for up to 30 consultations per month, and prompt rollout of new features and updates.

  • Weaknesses: Nabla struggles to capture complex medical information and lacks the ability to filter in/out content deemed extraneous; it also lacks robust integration with EHRs, which can cause confusion and frustration among providers.

  • Overall Judgment: Despite some limitations, Nabla is a reliable and affordable AI scribe option that is easily accessible and flexible to accommodate different physician styles and templates, making it a good starting point for practices that are looking to implement AI scribe technology.

Other Products Considered:
Ambience Healthcare
Abridge
Nuance DAX
Suki Assistant

DeepScribe Transcript

Reviewed by Medical Director
Oncology
Fee-for-Service
Brick-and-Mortar Provider
3.5/5
15 min readReviewed on: 11/08/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: The AI transcription product is used in an oncology practice to replace traditional dictation and improve efficiency, allowing practitioners to spend more time with patients and less time on dictation.

  • Strengths: The AIs ability to learn and improve with each use, increased efficiency, and improved patient interaction are key strengths, leaning towards eliminating the need for traditional transcriptionists.

  • Weaknesses: The tool sometimes pulls in irrelevant information if the patient goes off on a tangent, and has difficulty correctly identifying and spelling names.

  • Overall Judgment: Overall, the product has significantly improved efficiency by reducing the time spent on dictations but would have benefited from comparative analysis with other similar products before purchase.

Other Products Considered:
N/A

DeepScribe Transcript

Reviewed by Chief Information Officer
Health System
4/5
14 min readReviewed on: 11/08/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: DeepScribe is used extensively within the health system to record patient visits, transcribe them into notes, and integrate the notes into the Epic system.

  • Strengths: DeepScribe has quick turnaround time, produces high-quality notes that require minimal editing, and integrates seamlessly with the Epic system.

  • Weaknesses: An area needing improvement is the lack of help with coding, which could maximize reimbursement for healthcare organizations and justify the cost of the product.

  • Overall Judgment: DeepScribe has significantly reduced the time physicians spend on notes, and user feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, making it a valuable tool.

Other Products Considered:
Nuance DAX

Suki Assistant Transcript

Reviewed by Chief Operating Officer (formerly CTO)
Value-Based Care
Primary Care
Fee-for-Service
Brick-and-Mortar Provider
ACO
5/5
12 min readReviewed on: 11/03/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: Suki is used for dictation directly into patient encounter notes and other areas, with additional functionalities for using templates in encounter plans and macros.

  • Strengths: Sukis main strength is its user-friendly nature, which allows physicians to interact with the product easily and comfortably without needing technical expertise.

  • Weaknesses: Suki could improve its native application to the same quality level as its enhanced review and further refine the tuning of its ambient mode.

  • Overall Judgment: Suki serves well as a reliable, user-friendly dictation tool with a helpful support team; its ability to work in various modes is valuable, even though some improvement areas remain.

Other Products Considered:
DeepScribe
iScribe

Nuance DAX Transcript

Reviewed by Founder & CEO
Value-Based Care
Primary Care
Brick-and-Mortar Provider
ACO
5/5
10 min readReviewed on: 11/03/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: The product, Nuance DAX, is used as an AI scribing tool for medical visits, capturing detailed patient and visit information and transcribing them into medical records.

  • Strengths: The product delivers high-quality, detailed and organized notes, improves on patient-provider interaction, and seamlessly integrates with existing EMR systems.

  • Weaknesses: The turnaround time for the full service offering is within 24 hours, which is not ideal for providers who prefer to close notes at days end and its costlier than some competitors.

  • Overall Judgment: Despite some drawbacks such as cost and turnaround time, the product is considered valuable and effective, with the recommendation being in favor of using DAX, especially the DAX Express version.

Other Products Considered:
DeepScribe
Suki Assistant

Sully.ai Transcript

Reviewed by Physician & Medical Director
Value-Based Care
Pulmonology
Health Plan
Health System
Fee-for-Service
ACO
5/5
14 min readReviewed on: 10/20/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: The user uses Sully as a virtual scribe for both in-person and virtual clinical visits through an app on an Android phone. Sully records the interaction, generates a report, and emails it to the user, who then imports the report into their electronic medical record system (EMR).

  • Strengths: Highlights of Sully include its accurate capture of interactions, transformation of patient instructions into conversational language, and added value for users without automatic diagnostic codes integration. The support provided by the Sully team is also considered excellent.

  • Weaknesses: Sully doesnt always accurately transcribe medicinal brand names and lacks a built-in mechanism to correct such errors. The current lack of seamless integration with Epic and other EMR systems is another limitation, hindering usage ease.

  • Overall Judgment: The reviewer is extremely satisfied with Sully, remarking that it fills their need for a scribe and helps with capturing necessary details correctly and comprehensively.

Other Products Considered:
Nuance DAX

Nabla Copilot Transcript

Reviewed by CEO and Founder
Fee-for-Service
Digital Health Provider
Behavioral Health
5/5
16 min readReviewed on: 10/18/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: Nabla is used as a transcription tool for virtual conversations with patients in order to generate organized notes for medical records.

  • Strengths: The tool is efficient in transcribing patient-doctor conversations and automatically transforming them into well-structured clinical notes, ultimately saving time for clinicians.

  • Weaknesses: AI limitations mean Nabla cannot perform a mental status exam without human input, nor generate the assessment and plan section unless the clinician visibly dictates it.

  • Overall Judgment: Despite some technological limitations, Nabla provides significant time advantages and boosts conversation focus with patients, thereby improving patient care.

Other Products Considered:
DeepScribe
Nuance DAX

Ambience Healthcare Transcript

Reviewed by Chief Medical Officer
Women's Health
Value-Based Care
Primary Care
Digital Health Provider
Brick-and-Mortar Provider
5/5
21 min readReviewed on: 10/17/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: Ambience is used to automatically generate patient notes and summaries during medical consultations, with the ability to integrate directly into EMR systems for seamless entry of patient data.

  • Strengths: The softwares strengths include high-quality note generation, ease of use, reliability, real-time transcription, and a high degree of accuracy in diagnosis coding; In addition, it has the ability to translate notes into patient-friendly language and integrates smoothly with EMR systems.

  • Weaknesses: Previously, manually entering diagnoses codes was a notable weakness, but this has been addressed with the introduction of an auto-code feature; Unrequested nutrition advice in notes was another weakness, but regarded by some as a helpful feature.

  • Overall Judgment: Ambience is highly valued for its efficiency and quality in producing notes during patient visits, significantly reducing the burden of manual data entry and making it a critical tool for the organization.

Other Products Considered:
Nuance DAX
Abridge
Nabla Copilot
Suki Assistant

Ambience Healthcare Transcript

Reviewed by Chief Medical Information Officer
Primary Care
Brick-and-Mortar Provider
Behavioral Health
4.5/5
11 min readReviewed on: 10/17/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: The reviewer uses Ambience, an AI scribe, to alleviate heavy documentation load in their long term care company.

  • Strengths: Ambience is highly customizable, has quick setup times, produces high-quality notes, and helps expedite the closure of notes.

  • Weaknesses: Certain medication names can be misunderstood and chart viewing on mobile devices can be difficult.

  • Overall Judgment: Despite still being in the pilot phase, the reviewer is satisfied with Ambience, citing its contributions to improved patient and clinician satisfaction.

Other Products Considered:
N/A

Nabla Copilot Transcript

Reviewed by Sales & Marketing Lead
Healthcare SaaS
5/5
16 min readReviewed on: 10/13/2023
Summary:
  • Product Usage: Nabla Copilot is used as a AI consultation and transcription tool, integrated into their Electronic Health Records via API or used through the Chrome extension.

  • Strengths: Its key strengths include its speed, the high-quality and wide variety of note templates, and superior quality of transcription.

  • Weaknesses: Some users noted challenges in adjusting to the brevity of Nablas notes compared to traditional clinical documentation.

  • Overall Judgment: Nabla Copilot has shown to be a robust and efficient option for AI-aided clinical documentation, with great potential for further integration and customization.

Other Products Considered:
N/A