Dr. Andrew Laster
Saves 5-10 hours per week
Adds 1+ patient per day
A stickler for details under stress
Dr. Andrew Laster is a 66-year-old rheumatologist who often sees complex cases. It wasn’t uncommon for him to spend one or two hours per day on lengthy dictation, which he found increasingly stressful. Furthermore, his patients felt alienated because he often had his back turned as he entered information into the electronic health record (EHR).
Lower workload and more time with patients
Since 2016, Dr. Laster has used Google Glass to communicate with his remote scribe, who can access his EHR, pre-populate it for each visit, and provide specific patient information immediately upon request. He frequently asks his scribe to identify less common ICD10 codes. His patients appreciate that he spends more time speaking with them and less time entering information. Dr. Laster now uses the time saved to lower his workload, enjoys patient visits, and to spend more time with new consults.