LEAWOOD, Kan., December 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Healthcare has reached an inflection point: It’s more critical than ever to deliver technology that improves physician burnout from documentation and administrative burden. Fifty-five percent of physicians and clinicians say they feel exhausted when they commute to work, and studies indicate that administrative burdens, including clinical documentation, are a major contributor to burnout.

Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), in partnership with Suki, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI) voice technology for healthcare, announced the results of its Phase 2 lab innovation on the adoption, use and impact of AI. Assistant for documentation by primary care physicians. An affordable, voice-activated AI assistant that is constantly learning, integrates with the EHR, and can be used as a mobile or desktop solution, Suki has been called a “breakthrough” by family physicians in the lab.

“The AAFP Innovation Lab Series identifies and demonstrates innovations essential to optimize the family medicine experience,” said Dr. Steven waldren, MD, MS, AAFP Vice President and Director of Medical Informatics. “Our initial lab provided evidence that using an AI assistant can dramatically reduce documentation burden and family physician burnout, and Phase 2 of the lab series determined whether an AI assistant AI is essential and easily adoptable by family physicians. ”

According to phase 2 of the study, participants in family medicine and other primary care specialties saw a 72% reduction in their median documentation time per note. Laboratory participants reported a calculated time saving of 3.3 hours per week per clinician and improved satisfaction with their workload and practice. Full results and analysis are available in a pilot white paper.

“We are delighted to announce that an AI assistant for documentation has significantly reduced documentation time and burden while providing more flexibility and freedom,” said Waldren. “Clinicians said their grades were more meaningful and professional. Our conclusion is that an AI documentation assistant is an essential innovation for all family physicians who have a documentation burden and suffer from burnout. It can help optimize their family medicine experience.

Phase 2 of the lab investigated the adoption and impact of an AI assistant used to complete visit notes for 30 days by more than 132 family physicians and primary care clinicians. A majority (60%) of lab participants who tried the AI ​​Documentation Assistant adopted the solution, which was rated based on the number of participants agreeing to purchase the solution and the impact achieved in the process. during the laboratory test. The impact was assessed by means of a quantitative evaluation of the documentation time.

Added Punishes Soni, CEO of Suki, “We are delighted with our continued partnership with AAFP and the results of Phase 2 of this program. Our goal is to continue to reduce the administrative burden on physicians and avoid the burnout that Threatens Physician Job Satisfaction Through We intend to work alongside AAFP to help change this trajectory and deliver results that transform the workflows of physicians in healthcare. ”

The lab will now enter Phase 3, where AAFP will focus on educating family physicians about this critical category of innovation and the best practices discovered during the two phases of the study. To learn more about Suki and AAFP Innovation Labs, watch this video.

About the American Academy of Family Physicians
Founded in 1947, AAFP represents 133,500 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the largest medical society devoted solely to primary care. Family physicians make about one in five office visits, or 192 million visits per year, or 48% more than the second most visited medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care to the rural and underserved populations of the United States than any other medical specialty. The cornerstone of family medicine is an ongoing, personal relationship between patient and physician, focused on integrated care. To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, AAFP’s positions on clinical issues and care, and for downloadable multimedia content highlighting family medicine, visit For more information on healthcare, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP award-winning consumer website,

About Suki
Suki is a leading technology company providing AI-based voice solutions for healthcare. Its mission is to reinvent the technological stack of healthcare, making it invisible and useful in reducing the administrative burden on physicians. Its flagship product is Suki Assistant, an AI-based, voice-activated digital assistant that helps physicians complete paperwork and other administrative tasks 76% faster on average. Suki also offers its proprietary voice platform, Suki Speech Platform (SSP), to partners who want to create a world-class voice experience for their solutions. SSP uses the latest technology in natural language processing and machine learning to deliver cutting-edge precision and a natural, fast speech experience. Suki is backed by leading investors such as Venrock, First Round, Flare Capital Partners, March Capital and Breyer Capital. To find out more, visit, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

SOURCE American Academy of Family Physicians

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