With 400 physicians and 1,700 staff members, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group is one of the largest, most comprehensive medical groups in San Diego County. Each of the group’s 19 locations offers primary and specialty care, laboratory, physical therapy, radiology, pharmacy and urgent care services.
Richard Gwinn, MD
Director of Urgent Care
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Prior to implementing Dragon® Medical Network
Edition, providers at Sharp Rees-Stealy dictated or
handwrote documentation. Transcribing dictated notes
was expensive and took two to three days. Handwriting
was faster, but often illegible. The group implemented
Allscripts’ Enterprise™ EHR to automate documentation,
but populating it required too much work, so many
physicians continued using expensive transcription
services. Sharp Rees-Stealy decided to speech-enable
its Enterprise EHR with Dragon Medical Network Edition
from Nuance Healthcare.
Together, these solutions would permit the group to create complete, comprehensive, real-time notes—while reducing transcription costs.