Dragon Medical has been around for a number of years and there are a couple competitors out there but Dragon maintains the lead by a longshot when it comes to entering data in an EHR or EMR. There are two different types of speech used with Dragon and we are going to focus on the front end as this is where most of our readers fall. Continue reading: Nuance Dragon Medical Rated Most Valuable By Physicians With EHRs
Copy and Paste Concerns With Electronic Medical Records; Speech Recognition Can Offer Potential Solutions While Keeping Production Time In MindJanuary 4, 2013 | No Comments
We have yet another bit of media in the news today regarding data input with electronic medical records today discussing “copying and pasting” large amounts of text, mostly in the “free text” areas. Copy and paste will never be eliminated totally with medical records. Continue reading: Copy and Paste Concerns With Electronic Medical Records; Speech Recognition Can Offer Potential Solutions While Keeping Production Time In Mind
Cerner and Nuance Expand Collaboration to Embed Nuance Cloud-Based Voice Technology with Cerner’s® Mobile EHR SolutionsOctober 10, 2012 | No Comments
Nuance continues to expand and increase speech recognition not only on the desktop but mobile use as well with taking advantage of modern day cloud technologies. Cerner as you know is a major player in hospital medical record installations all over the US. If you have not been using speech recognition with your electronic medical records system yet, give it some thought as it can make your day of charting and adding patient notes just a little easier. Continue reading: Cerner and Nuance Expand Collaboration to Embed Nuance Cloud-Based Voice Technology with Cerner’s® Mobile EHR Solutions
(EHR Scope – December 11, 2010) – Frisbee Pro® is a new transcription workflow solution that has just been released in North America. What makes this module so interesting is that it is integrated with speech recognition technology. The software experienced success in its original EU market, with major clients such as The United Nations (UN Offices at Geneva), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and multinationals ING and William Fry. The detailed customization of the author and transcriptionist profiles, for multiple workflows, is the key to Frisbee’s initial success. There are infinite possibilities for author and transcriptionist messaging profiles: one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to one and many-to-many. Moreover, as a fully HIPAA and HL7 compliant solution, making its debut in the midst of the ARRA EHR Stimulus and Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) reform, Frisbee’s timing could not have been better. Continue reading: Frisbee Pro® Transcription Workflow Solution: North American Market Debut
A sales representative for eClinicalWorks stopped in the EHR Scope offices today to preview some new technology. Apparently, through remote connectivity, eClinicalWorks EHR is controllable by an iPad. After seeing the demonstration, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well everything worked. Continue reading: eClinicalWorks, Nuance Dragon Medical and iPad Functionality (Includes Video)
Nuance and IBM Collaborate on Breakthrough Clinical Language Understanding Capabilities for HealthcareOctober 8, 2010 | No Comments
Agreement Focused on Advancing Natural Language Processing Technologies to Drive Evidence-Based Care and Improve Patient Outcomes
BURLINGTON, Mass. & ARMONK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the companies are working to advance the state-of-the-art in Clinical Language Understanding (CLU) technologies that will enable healthcare organizations to understand and use the clinical information contained in the more than two billion patient reports dictated every year in the U.S. alone. As part of this agreement, teams of leading natural language processing (NLP) researchers at IBM and Nuance are collaborating to integrate the two companies’ technologies. By working together, Nuance and IBM will advance the use of NLP technologies as a core component of electronic health record (EHR) workflows.
“Protecting and encouraging clinician dictation is important to ongoing, high-quality patient care. Without the inclusion of such detailed physician notes, there is validated concern amongst caregivers that patients’ medical records will be reduced to cookie-cutter documents that do not differentiate from one patient to the next.”
With a goal to transform healthcare clinical documentation through advanced technologies, Nuance and IBM are developing systems that will automatically extract and convert discrete, clinical data from clinician dictated narrative into actionable information that can be used to bring a more evidence-based approach to patient care. Advanced CLU capabilities, a healthcare specific form of natural language processing technologies, will help healthcare organizations unlock valuable patient information from the billions of medical reports that are created in a free-form, unstructured format each year. Access to this information will drive better and more cost-effective patient care across the healthcare industry and will strengthen organizations’ efforts to comply with quality reporting and pay-for-performance requirements, such as those outlined in the HITECH Act’s Meaningful Use criteria.
“The broad digitization of health data and patients’ medical records will generate an enormous amount of clinical information, creating a tremendous opportunity for the healthcare industry to gain valuable insight into what has and has not worked successfully from a patient care and operational perspective,” said Dr. John E. Kelly III, IBM senior vice president and director of IBM Research. “With Nuance, we’ll work to ensure healthcare organizations can gain access to, and classify health data to improve patient outcomes and to help lower the cost of healthcare.”
With these advanced CLU technologies integrated into Nuance’s suite of speech recognition solutions, clinicians will be empowered to document via speech recognition into the EHR – the preferred method of documentation for many clinicians – knowing a CLU-enhanced system can process, identify and extract important clinical data elements such as problems, social history, medications, allergies, and procedures from the free-form, narrative text.
“Together, we share a commitment to transform the flow of information and the efficacy of EHRs within healthcare organizations. This unprecedented collaboration, between two leaders in health IT, will help facilitate information exchange and knowledge to deliver actionable data, bend the healthcare cost curve and help improve the care we all receive,” said Paul Ricci, chairman and CEO of Nuance. “By combining our Clinical Language Understanding solutions with the innovative work underway at IBM and Nuance, we will continue to bring unmatched, natural language technologies to the thousands of hospitals and physician practices that rely on Nuance clinical documentation solutions.”
“Nuance and IBM are taking on a critical project that will bring tremendous value to patient care. Clinical language understanding presents a real opportunity to bridge the gap between physicians’ documentation preferences and the need for structured, measurable clinical data,” said Reid F. Conant, MD, FACEP, emergency physician, chief medical informatics officer, Tri-City Emergency Medical Group. “Protecting and encouraging clinician dictation is important to ongoing, high-quality patient care. Without the inclusion of such detailed physician notes, there is validated concern amongst caregivers that patients’ medical records will be reduced to cookie-cutter documents that do not differentiate from one patient to the next.”
To learn more about Nuance’s CLU initiatives and solutions, and to see its full healthcare portfolio, please visit http://www.nuance.com/for-healthcare/resources/nlp.
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We all know about the conflict that is being played up about individuals and practices having to “adopt” or “learn new technology” for implementation of an EHR. Perhaps as an industry we are looking at the issue from the wrong direction. While Doctors and practices research the various options for EMRs, PHRs, digital data transmission and maintenance solutions; it is easy to get overwhelmed by the myriad of negative opinion. The focus should be on what different technologies should be added to the current workflow; not on how technologies will change the current workflow. In this light, transitions into cost saving technologies stand a better chance to be fluid and functional. Continue reading: EHR/ EMR workflow and peripherals; different solutions for different practices
Many people, especially stay-at-home parents, are searching for ways to contribute to the family’s income while dealing with the home responsibilities at the same time. Some people are also seeking a second career that would allow them to make use of special skills and earn extra income in the process. Due to the boost in today’s technology, online transcription careers have emerged that allow people to earn money even in the comforts of their own homes.
Dragon Medical Version 10 is by far the best version of speech recognition software that Nuance has manufactured since its inception back in the early 90s. However, one of the major features that Version 10 was lacking was the ability for the software to work on the new 64-bit computers.
Nuance recently announced, Dragon Medical 10.1 which offers:
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit Editions Support. Dragon Medical can now be installed and supported on 64-bit operating systems.
Voice Shortcuts for Medical Web Search. Ability to use shortcuts for WebMD, UpToDate, PubMed and ICD-9.
Medical Templates. Enables you to dictate various visits and medical normals. Continue reading: Dragon Medical 10.1
Many people say the term ‘voice recognition,’ however, the correct terminology is to say, ‘speech recognition.’ Voice recognition attempts to recognize your actual voice instead of the actual words that are spoken. While, speech recognition is a system that recognizes the speech pattern and turns your spoken words directly into text. Continue reading: Voice Recognition or Speech Recognition
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading supplier of speech solutions, today announced results from a new study that shows how Nuance’s Dragon Medical® software, the healthcare industry’s most widely used real-time speech recognition software, can significantly accelerate the transition to, and utilization of electronic health records (EHRs).
As EHRs have risen to the forefront of the healthcare information technology (HIT) agenda at the physician, provider organization, government and consumer levels, Dragon Medical software is increasingly recognized as an essential component to successful EHR rollout. According to a survey completed by 1,255 physicians who have adopted Nuance’s Dragon Medical software:
Despite strong endorsements for EHRs, their adoption is lagging. Today, less than two percent of U.S. hospitals have fully switched to EHRs, according to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine that was released on March 25, 2009, and a third of the 3,000 hospitals surveyed cited reluctance among doctors to change work habits as a leading hurdle. To facilitate EHR migration further, Nuance is collaborating with leading EHR vendors, such as Allscripts, to launch the Dragon Medical EHR Certification Program. While Dragon Medical software already works “out-of-the-box” with more than 150 EHR systems, the Certification Program is designed to optimize clinician use of EHRs by introducing a new standard of speech recognition interoperability.
“Our physician clients have embraced Dragon Medical as the primary and best means of speech-enabling their electronic health records, because Dragon Medical helps them to quickly and easily create high-quality, real-time patient documentation,” said Glen Tullman, chief executive officer of Allscripts. “Speech is a key component of the electronic healthcare revolution, and Nuance’s certification program will ensure that physicians have a reliable list of electronic health records that will optimize their use of this vital clinical capability.”
As part of the Dragon Medical EHR Certification Program, EHR vendors complete a Nuance-managed evaluation during which they work with Nuance engineers to further optimize The Dragon Medical software’s interoperability with their EHR. By adding this additional layer of interoperability, physicians and healthcare organizations can confidently make their EHR migration, knowing speech recognition is not only possible, but has been pre-tested and optimized for utmost clinician efficiency.
Dragon Medical and the EHR, Accelerating the Transition
“The biggest challenge facing the roll-out of electronic medical records contemplated in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is achieving meaningful use without adding to physicians’ documentation burden. This can be accomplished by closely coordinating voice entry with structured notes, rather than treating voice and structured entry as an ‘either-or’ proposition,” said Wes Rishel, vice president and analyst in Gartner’s healthcare provider research practice.
As the Health and Human Services Department works to define “meaningful use” of an EHR, Nuance believes that Dragon Medical software can help physicians and organizations move toward complying with what will ultimately be considered “meaningful” EHR use, by ensuring that clinicians actually utilize the EHR and that the physician narrative is not lost during the documentation process. As proven by the more than 100,000 physicians already using Dragon Medical software to dictate the narrative component of their patient visits, speech-driven clinical documentation is available in real-time, notes are more complete and patient care is improved.
“Today, more than 20 percent of all physicians in North America use speech solutions from Nuance to generate over 800 million electronic medical records a year,” said Peter Durlach, senior vice president of marketing and product strategy, Nuance Healthcare. “Dragon Medical is increasingly recognized as an essential component to EHR rollout as healthcare provider organizations work to implement, and effectively utilize EHR systems to comply with the federal government’s five-year adoption goal, as well as earn their fair share of incentive payments from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”
Dragon Medical software is proven to make clinicians up to 25 percent more efficient with an EHR when compared to using a non voice-enabled system. And, as supported by a May 2007 report issued by KLAS, 76 percent of clinicians using “desktop” speech recognition – to directly control an EHR system – report faster medical report turn-around time, better service to patients, sharply reduced costs and increased productivity. Benefits for healthcare organizations that provide physicians with a speech-enabled EHR include:
For more information on the Dragon Medical EHR Certification Program or Dragon Medical software visit http://www.nuance.com/CertifiedEHRs.