Focus on your clients, not your notes with AI Charting Assistant

December 11, 2023

What if I told you that you could cut your note-taking time in half, without compromising the accuracy of your notes?

Practice Better is proud to be the first to market with a feature that we know you’re going to love. Our gift to you is a time-saving feature that our beta testers loved: The Practice Better AI Charting Assistant. 

With this brand-new add-on, you’ll be able to focus more on your clients during your telehealth session instead of scrambling to take accurate notes in real time (or remember every little thing that happened once the session ends). 

Let’s take a tour of this new feature and how using it will help save you significant time each week, reducing your frustration and risk of burnout. 

Benefits of AI Charting Assistant

Quick poll: would you rather spend more time charting…or actively listening to your clients?

You’d rather dedicate more time and focus to your clients. The AI Charting Assistant is here to help you do just that. 

More time efficiency

The AI Charting Assistant automates session note-taking with recorded transcriptions, summaries, and clear action items.

Session summaries are accurate and can be integrated into customizable note templates improving the efficiency of your workflow and administrative tasks.

Outline Summary Notes in AI Charting Assistant in Practice Better.

Accuracy and consistency

As healthcare professionals, we all know that documentation is incredibly important; if it wasn’t documented, it didn’t happen, right?

With the AI Charting assistant recording everything you and your client say, you can rest easy knowing you’ll have a reliable record of the conversation.

Improved analysis and insights

With more accurate and complete notes, you’re able to make decisions and recommendations that are even more evidence-based; your data is stronger. 

Plus, it is easier for you to identify your clients’ patterns and trends in behavior to be able to offer more personalized care.

Here’s a video walk-through of how to use the AI Charting Assistant to speed up your note-taking while focusing on your clients.

Benefits of ambient listening

Would you rather talk to your partner or spouse while they’re making eye contact or while they’re scrolling on their phone?

Your clients feel the same way; both you and your client benefit from having notes taken automatically; you’re able to connect more authentically with exactly what your client is saying, in real-time. 

Enhanced patient engagement

With the AI Charting Assistant, you’re able to listen actively, without the distraction of taking notes. This helps you and your clients to form stronger connections, with more trust. 

Woman waving at her computer screen using Practice Better's AI Charting Assistant

Comprehensive patient understanding

Communication isn’t just what folks say, it is how they say it. 

By delegating accurate note-taking to the AI Charting Assistant, you’ll have more bandwidth to notice the nuances and non-verbal cues that your clients are exhibiting. 

This makes your assessment holistic and gives you more information to guide your treatment plans. 

Real-time feedback and intervention

With your focus more fully on your client in real-time, you’re able to offer immediate responses to your patient’s concerns and proactively monitor for early interventions. 

Addressing concerns and ethical considerations

With any new tool, there will be questions and concerns. Let’s address a few common concerns we heard from our beta testers. 

Data security and privacy

The AI Charting Assistant is compliant with all relevant healthcare regulations, including HIPAA

At Practice Better, your clients’ and patients’ information is paramount, and our team have developed responsible use guidelines for AI

Maintaining human touch

No matter how skillful and accurate AI technology becomes, it will never replace your skills, expertise, and critical thinking. 

The benefit of helpful AI technology is that you have more brain space to participate in the care process by not having to dedicate so much of your energy and focus on charting. 

This is a win-win for both you and your clients. 

Try the AI Charting Assistant for free

If you’re already a Practice Better user, you get your first 600 minutes for free. Take this new feature for a risk-free test drive by adding it to your subscriptions and add-ons (we know you’re going to love it). 

Using the AI Charting Assistant 

What does it take to welcome this virtual team member to your telehealth sessions? It couldn’t be easier. 

Practice Better’s The AI Charting Assistant integrates into your existing practices seamlessly. 

This is a quick tutorial about how to get started. For more detailed instructions as well as screenshots, please visit this help article

1. Add and enable

Part 1: Add the AI Charting Assistant feature.

  • In your Practice Better portal, click on your “My profile” button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click on “My Subscription”
  • Scroll down to the “My Add-ons” section and select “AI Charting Assistant”
Manage AI Charting Assistant in Practice Better.
Add the AI Charting Assistant to your account.

Part 2: Enable the AI Charting Assistant

  • Click on the gear icon in the top navigation bar then select the “Telehealth and Messaging” option.  Here, you’ll have some new blocks in this menu.
  • We suggest that you select  “Enable Recordings of Practice Better telehealth sessions on start” so that you don’t forget to record a session.  Don’t worry – you can still manually turn the recordings on or off during any session. Note: you can also manually turn on and turn off this feature within a live session, having this feature turned on just ensures you don’t have to remember to turn the recording on each time you start a new client session.
  • If you use Zoom for your telehealth sessions and want to have your sessions automatically recorded, then you can enable automatic recording by following these steps.
Narrative Notes from AI Charting Assistant in Practice Better.
Select your preferred style of note and allow automatic recording of telehealth sessions.

2. Choose from three summarization formats 

AI Charting Assistant offers three different styles of formatting the information gathered. 

  • Outline: bullet-point description of the client session.  
  • Narrative: a long-form description in whole sentences. 
  • SOAP: separated into Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan, sections.
Note summaries from the AI Charting Assistant come in several forms, like SOAP notes.

All three styles document the same information, it is just presented a bit differently. You get to pick what works best for you. 

For a refresher on writing SOAP notes, check out this post: Mastering SOAP Notes as a Wellness Professional.

3. Incorporate into Notes manually or automatically

A question our beta testers had before trying the feature was about how accurate the summaries were.

Guess what? They were blown away by the accuracy of the AI Charting Assistant!

Summary notes from AI Charting Assistant in Practice Better.
An example of a narrative-style summary from the AI Charting Assistant.

4. Accessing recordings and summaries 

Not only does the AI Charting Assistant take an audio recording and craft an accurate transcript, but it also does the important work of processing this information into a summary and clear action items that are ready to be added to your final notes with ease. The AI Charting Assistant also creates bookmarks so that you can review specific sections of the notes easily. 

Practice Better’s AI Charting Assistant provides next steps.

FAQs

These are a few of the common questions we have had so far about this feature. If we missed something, please feel free to reach out here to get your questions answered ASAP. 

Who has access to this new feature?

AI Assistant is available to anyone with telehealth (Our Starter Plan and above).

What is being recorded?

The AI Assistant is recording audio and creating a transcript; there are no video recordings. 

Is this available for group sessions?

Not at this time; the AI Assistant is for 1:1 telehealth sessions. 

What language is the AI Charting Assistant available in?

Sessions can be recorded in multiple languages; the summaries and action items are supported in English.

How quickly is the recording available?

Very fast; usually in less than a minute after the session is done. 

How much does this feature cost?

Good news: your first 1200 AI Credits are FREE.

After that, pricing for AI Assistant is based on your usage. In your dashboard, you’ll be able to see a tracking bar so that you will know how much you’ve used during the month; you’ll see that cost on next month’s bill. 

For more details, visit our pricing page: Pricing – Practice Better.

Now, you can truly focus on your clients, not on your notes

We are so excited to launch our AI Charting Assistant feature. ; You and your clients will benefit from you having more focus on the conversations that are happening in real-time as you are confident that the AI Assistant is focusing on the note-taking. 

If you’re already a Practice Better user, you get your first 600 minutes for free. take this new feature for a risk-free test drive (we know you’re going to love it). 

If you’re ready to give Practice Better a try, we offer a 14-day free trial; use Practice Better to automate your business, save time, and prevent burnout.

Practice Better is the complete practice management platform for nutritionists, dietitians, and wellness professionals. Streamline your practice and begin your 14-day free trial today.

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