How AI Assistants Are Decreasing the Physician Documentation Burden

Coming into the year, one of the most exciting technologies I saw coming down the pipe was ambient clinical voice technologies and EHR AI Assistants.  I thought this would be a major theme at the HIMSS20 Annual conference.  Then, everything blew up included HIMSS20 being cancelled.  Needless to say, it’s hard to talk about new, exciting technology when the healthcare system is being rocked by a global pandemic.  Although, ironically, this type of technology is exactly what we need to help make doctors more efficient, decrease burnout, and reduce the physician documentation burden.

In order to learn more about this technology from one of the leaders in the EHR AI Assistant space, Saykara, I sat down with the following experts and user:

  • Graham Hughes, President and Chief Operating Officer at Saykara
  • Ryan Plasch, Vice President Business Development and Strategy at Saykara
  • Gabe Charbonneau, Family Physician at Providence Montana and Founder of #FightBurnout

If you’re interested in how you can reduce the EHR documentation burden in your healthcare organization, you’ll enjoy this interview below where we explore the Saykara AI Assistant solution:

It still feels early in the development of a true EHR AI assistant and other ambient clinical voice technology, but it’s great to see the technology being used by actual doctors and that they’re seeing an improvement in how they document a patient visit.  The best part of these AI solutions is that they continue to get better over time.  Although anecdotally, Dr. Charbonneau seems to be benefiting from it already as he shared in the following tweet yesterday:

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.