The Center for Connected Medicine Welcomes Nuance Communications as Latest Strategic Partner

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Center for Connected Medicine, a global thought leader defining the transformation of health care, today announced that Nuance Communications, Inc., has joined the organization as a strategic partner. A leading provider of voice and language understanding solutions for global businesses, consumers and healthcare organizations, Nuance joins 11 other organizations committed to devising a viable blueprint for overcoming the fragmented state of health care today.

“The concept of ‘connected medicine’ is central to virtually all discussions about the future of health care,” says Carina Edwards, Vice President for Healthcare Solutions Marketing at Nuance. “Our mission in healthcare at Nuance is to help healthcare providers transform patient stories into high-value information. Our speech-driven clinical understanding solutions increase the quality of documentation, improve efficiency and drive better care. The Center and its partners are truly visionaries, and Nuance is eager to add its expertise in helping to connect the disparate dots, creating a higher quality, more patient-centric approach to health care.”

Nuance was officially welcomed at the Center’s second anniversary partner meeting in mid-October. “We were delighted to add Nuance’s insight and thought leadership to our mission,” notes Angela Pantelas, Executive Director at the Center for Connected Medicine, “and, in turn, to demonstrate the practical value a connected approach can deliver to Nuance’s customers and prospects.”

In the past two years, the Center for Connected Medicine has hosted approximately 9,089 visitors, representing 45 countries. Those touring the Center engage in discussions about how best to overcome barriers to a more cohesive approach to medicine, and experience ways technology developed by each of the Center’s partners can be integrated to transform and enhance care delivery.

“Nuance has long been at the forefront of developing speech-enabled clinical documentation solutions that make health information easier to capture and easier to access,” says Andrew Watson, MD, MLitt, FACS, Medical Director at the Center for Connected Medicine. “This, in and of itself, helps clinicians communicate, collaborate and connect with one another as they determine the best course of action for patients in their care. Nuance’s focus clearly supports the objectives of the Center, and we are excited to explore the potential of this new partnership.”

About Nuance Healthcare

Nuance Healthcare, a division of Nuance Communications, is the market leader in providing clinical understanding solutions that accurately capture and transform the patient story into meaningful, actionable information. Thousands of hospitals, providers and payers worldwide trust Nuance speech-enabled clinical documentation and analytics solutions to facilitate smarter, more efficient decisions across the healthcare enterprise. These solutions are proven to increase clinician satisfaction and HIT adoption, supporting organizations to achieve Meaningful Use of EHR systems and transform to the accountable care model. Recognized as “Best-in-KLAS” 2004-2010 for Speech Recognition we invite you to learn more,

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The Center for Connected Medicine is defining the transformation of health care by serving as a global thought leader. It is developing the blueprint for innovative patient-centered and population health models using strategically integrated health information technology solutions. Based in Pittsburgh, the Center was established in 2009 by four founding partners—Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, UPMC and Verizon—and eight strategic partners representing multiple facets of the HIT community. By engaging health care stakeholders—policy-makers, providers, payers, vendors—the Center promotes cultural change, coordinated care delivery, and greater patient accountability to improve access, cost and quality on a societal level. To learn more about connected medicine, as well as the Center’s vision and initiatives, please visit


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