Electronic Tablet Based System to Automate Obtaining & Documenting Individualized Symptom Descriptions

Currently patients visit physicians to discuss the solutions for their problems, but lose one-third of their time together to symptom descriptions. Although time consuming and a major contributor to physician burnout, symptom documentation remains necessary. Dr. Shin wanted to create a system that would document symptoms prior to the in person appointment.

The tablet-based system enables a virtual patient interview in advance of a face-to-face visit. It asks adaptive questions, based on patients’ ongoing responses, then completes the clinicians’ documentation for them. This frontline system makes clinical interactions more efficient and enables visits to be focused on discussing the patient needs instead of their symptoms.