Augmedix’s EHR Documentation Platform Enters Innovative Pilot with Award-Winning iKnowMed Oncology EHR

Collaboration helps physicians spend less time on data entry and more
time on patient care

, which has been investing in technologies and
services that create more efficiencies for healthcare providers, and
Augmedix, a technology-enabled service for health systems and providers,
announced the expansion of an innovative pilot between the Augmedix
electronic health record (EHR) documentation platform and the
McKesson oncology EHR iKnowMedSM.

New pilot programs are beginning with Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS)
and Virginia Oncology Associates (VOA),
both practices in The
US Oncology Network
. The goal of the pilot is to provide more time
for the physicians to meet and communicate with their cancer patients.

Augmedix outfits physicians with Glass
eyewear from Alphabet’s moonshot factory. The wearable technology is
then used during patient exams, which streams audio/visual information
from the clinic visit to an off-site team of tech-enabled scribes in a
HIPAA-secure location. Trained scribes assist the physician and perform
EHR documentation in real-time, saving the physician precious time. The
physician then reviews and approves notes for the EHR. The system is
dynamic in that the Augmedix team can communicate information back to
the physician’s display on Glass. Augmedix also offers a
smartphone-based solution for physicians who prefer not to use the Glass

VCS has utilized iKnowMed for more than six years as the EHR offers
fast, easy sharing across the spectrum of care with the practice’s many
systems through best-in-class interoperability. iKnowMed provides
support in value-based care programs such as the Oncology Care Model
(OCM), the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and other
programs while improving the practice’s efficiency. This EHR platform is
in use by approximately 2,200 providers in 175 practices across
approximately 650 sites of care and it contains more than 6.5 million
patient records documenting over 115 million patient visits. iKnowMed
has been named the top-ranked EHR platform for oncologists and
hematologists for seven years in a row by Black
BookTM Research
, an unbiased, industry-leading
source for polling, surveys and market research.

“We’ve enjoyed the ease of use and rich information available in the
iKnowMed EHR, and augmenting iKnowMed with Augmedix’s technology makes
it even more powerful,” said Alexander
I. Spira, M.D.
, medical oncologist with VCS. “I love that I can give
more focus to observing and truly caring for my cancer patients. Not
having to input all of my notes myself saves me time, making me more
accessible and allowing me to treat a few more patients each day.”

Augmedix’s first deployment with The Network was in Willamette Valley
Cancer Institute (WVCI)
and Research Center based in Eugene, Oregon. In addition to WVCI, VCS
and VOA, further use and adoption are anticipated at more oncology
practices in The US Oncology Network next year.

About Augmedix

Augmedix frees doctors from mandated EHR charting, allowing them to
focus instead on patient needs and quality care. Before entering the
exam room, a doctor dons Glass (made by X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory)
and then proceeds to talk with patients, rather than burying their head
in a computer screen. Forms, health history, lab orders, prescriptions
and more are completed effortlessly using a tech-enabled remote scribes.
The service is HIPAA-compliant, works with all EHRs, and increases
doctor productivity by more than 30 percent. For more information, visit

About The US Oncology Network

Every day, The
US Oncology Network
(The Network) helps more than 1,400 independent
physicians deliver value-based, integrated care to patients — close to
home. Through The Network, these independent doctors come together to
form a community of shared expertise and resources dedicated to
advancing local cancer care and to delivering better patient outcomes.
The Network provides practices with access to coordinated resources,
best business practices, and the experience, infrastructure and support
of McKesson
. This collaboration allows the providers in The Network
to focus on the health of their patients, while McKesson focuses on the
health of their practices. The Network is committed to the success of
independent practices, everywhere.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 6th on the FORTUNE
500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions,
retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare
information technology. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical
manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other
organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical
products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right
time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared
principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver
opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful — all
for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the “Most
Admired Company
” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a
Place to Work
” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly
 by Military Friendly. For more information, visit


Claire Crye, Public Relations
T 281.825.9927