The Robin is Helping Doctors and Patients See Eye-to-Eye Again

By Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)

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The documentation problem

According to an article published on the website Physicians Practice, there is not much formal research linking EHR use and burnout, however it quotes the deputy chief health officer at IBM Watson Health, Paul DeChant MD, as stating that.

How Robin is different

Instead of making physicians alter their workflow to accommodate the requirements of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), Robin fits seamlessly into the way doctors have been taking care of patients for ages. The device sits in the exam room unobtrusively recording audio and video of the patient encounter. Using artificial intelligence, the device can translate the doctor-patient conversation into a physician note. The note is reviewed by a medical scribe and then is ported into the doctors EHR where it becomes a part of the patient’s medical record. Unlike EHRs, it doesn’t require that the doctor spend most of the visit looking at a computer screen and unlike medical scribes, it doesn’t require the presence of someone else in the room.

A conversation with Emilio

I was so intrigued by the promise of Robin that I invited Robin’s other co-founder, Emilio Galan to join me in a video interview. You can see the entire video, titled “Robin is Helping Doctors and Patients Eye to Eye” by clicking here. What follows is a condensed version edited for readability.

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