Rehumanizing Healthcare with Dr. Davin Lundquist

According to a recent study, 75% of clinicians say they spend over 10 hours per week on paperwork and medical notes.

Given this administrative burden and the high burnout rate amongst clinicians, it is more important than ever for our healthcare innovators to dedicate themselves to stemming these crises and building innovative, novel, and supportive technology to help our clinicians get back to the joy of practicing medicine.

During this episode, Dr. Davin Lundquist, the first Chief Medical Information Officer at CommonSpirit Health and the current Chief Medical Officer at Augmedix, joins us on the podcast.

While together, Dr. Davin shares his remarkable journey in the healthcare industry, when and where he was first introduced to Augmedix, why he joined the company, and the profound impact the technology is having on him, a physician who still practices medicine, and his peers across the nation.

Additionally, Dr. Davin discussed his organization’s industry-leading remote medical documentation platform that uses remote AI-assisted live scribes to observe, listen, and capture relevant details from natural conversation for over 35 specialties.

Join Dr. Davin and me for this inspiring conversation and hear why we’re more excited than ever that we can help reduce the administrative burden on clinicians and truly bring back the joy of practicing medicine! Let’s go!

Episode Highlights:

  • Dr. Davin’s journey in becoming CommonSpirit Health’s first CMIO
  • When and where Dr. Davin first met the Augmedix team
  • The results Dr. Davin experienced when first using the Augmedix technology
  • Why Dr. Davin became Augmedix’s Chief Medical Officer
  • Why Dr. Davin believes it is important to continue to treat patients
  • How you can get involved with Augmedix’s inspiring mission and company journey

About our Guest:

In December 2019, Dr. Davin Lundquist joined Augmedix as its Chief Medical Officer.

In this role, Dr. Lundquist drives rapid technological innovation across Augmedix’s product development teams while maintaining clinical excellence and tight alignment with the fast-changing US healthcare landscape.

Dr. Lundquist is working on introducing next-generation natural-language-processing automation modules into the Augmedix workflow. He is working with the Augmedix team to advance their real-time support systems to prompt doctors to close care gaps and tend to other critical quality initiatives. Dr. Lundquist supports the company’s commercial efforts as it expands its footprint among major US health care systems.

Dr. Lunquist is a graduate of the USC Keck School of Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Naval Hospital Bremerton in Bremerton, WA, and for eight years served as a Chief Medical Information Officer at CommonSpirit Health. While at CommonSpirit, he was responsible for, among other things, implementations, end-user competencies, IT optimization, and evaluation of new technologies to streamline clinical workflows.

While serving as Chief Medical Officer at Augmedix, Dr. Lundquist continues to practice medicine with CommonSpirit Health and contributes as a market CMIO for Ambulatory Services in Ventura County. In this role, he supports a select number of innovation projects with CommonSpirit.

Dr. Lundquist was a champion for CommonSpirit becoming the first enterprise adopter of Augmedix in 2013. He has personally been a user of Augmedix for more than 6 years, and the service has continued to evolve under his guidance. “What makes Augmedix so promising is that the service seamlessly combines remote scribe operations with scalable technology,” said Dr. Lundquist. “This unique human-in-the-loop model enables clinicians to have natural conversations with their patients while the system ambiently documents important information into the EHR, in real-time. There’s no pausing to dictate commands, manually input patient data, press buttons, or invoke wake works. I have been a big believer in Augmedix’s remote documentation service and, as an early adopter and a regular user of the service, I can attest to the value it can provide to clinicians and healthcare organizations.”

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