(ED NOTE: Augmedix of SF has some sort of Speech recognition; not sure if it is Dragon)


October 22, 2014

Nuance today announced it has partnered with eClinicalWorks to embed Nuance cloud-based medical speech recognition technology into eClinicalTouch for the iPad and eClinicalMobile for iOS and Android, enabling clinicians working in outpatient settings to enter patient notes into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) using tablets and smartphones through a fully connected and consistent experience.

“This is a major win for clinicians practicing in the ambulatory setting using our Dragon Medical solution and they are excited about the opportunity to leverage the same front-end speech recognition they know and trust to support a more efficient workflow using mobile devices,” says Jonathon Dreyer, director of mobile and cloud solutions, Nuance Communications. “We are seeing an intersection between consumer technology and health IT, and the ease-of-use that comes from these developments will help offset some of the challenges physicians are currently facing. The goal is to remove as much administrative burden from them as possible,” he adds.

Overhauling EHR Usability

Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) called for a design overhaul of EHRs to make them easier for physicians to use in clinical settings, outlining eight priorities to improve usability.To ensure a consistent physician experience and flexible workflow with minimal disruption, eClinicalWorks has embedded Nuance speech solutions in its mobile clinical documentation apps, empowering physicians to document patient care in their own words and in the same way on eClinicalTouch and eClinicalMobile platforms.

Healthcare mobility trends are on the rise, and Nuance has seen an increased adoption of cloud-based medical speech solutions. With several thousand clinicians using both Dragon Medical 360 and eClinicalWorks in conjunction today, mobile speech is seen as a natural extension and critical component within the clinical workflow to help them produce faster, more accurate patient notes.

“Nuance cloud-based speech integrated with eClinicalTouch and eClinicalMobile will empower our users to speak right into the iPad, iPhones, and Android phones and convert speech into text, said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “eClinicalWorks Scribe will then take that text and convert it into discrete data that is searchable and reportable.”

Nuance’s medical cloud-based speech solution embedded into the eClinicalWorks mEHRs will be demonstrated at the eClinicalWorks National Users Conference, October 17- 20 in Orlando, Florida. For more information on how Nuance is creating seamless, secure mobile solutions for clinical documentation, visit poweredbynuancehealthcare.com.


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