Cloud-Based, Medical Speech Recognition from Nuance Healthcare Fuels Mobile Workflow for Clinicians

Latest Speech-Driven, Mobile Healthcare Applications Make it Easy and Natural for Caregivers to Work On-the-Go, Increasing Productivity and Enhancing the Mobile Experience

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nuance Healthcare’s cloud-based, medical speech recognition technology is increasingly being used to power the mobile clinical environment. Today, healthcare provider organizations and independent software vendors including LifeDox, Massachusetts General Hospital, MedMaster, PhoenixOrtho, University of Miami and others are speech-enabling mobile healthcare applications to enhance clinicians’ mobile experience and to simplify their mobile interactions.

With continued growth in mobile device adoption across care teams, it is more important than ever for healthcare applications to support the needs of clinicians so mobility can be obtainable, process-driven and lead to rich collaboration.

“We created an orthopedic-specific tool, Phoenix Touch for iPad, to make orthopedic physicians more productive through increased mobile freedom and functionality. The reality, however, is that touchscreen devices will never catch up to the speed of typing on keyboards. By partnering with Nuance, we’ve speech-enabled our app so physicians have an easy and natural way to leverage and interact with mobility. Mobility, and more importantly, speech-driven mobility in healthcare will lead to increased provider productivity and to enhanced care delivery,” said Paul L McCune, CEO, PhoenixOrtho.”

Nuance-powered, speech-driven mobile workflows in healthcare include:

  • Remote EHR Access: Using a speech-enabled mobile electronic health record (EHR) front-end like LifeDox or MedMaster, on-call physicians can now access patient histories and medical charts on their mobile devices. With speech recognition as part of the workflow, physicians can easily document findings and clinical notes without having to return to a workstation or office. The ability to dictate on-the-go within a mobile EHR ensures patient information is updated and reviewed in the fastest time possible.
  • Interactive Patient-Side Care: Specialists using mobile applications from LifeDox can now visit patients post-surgery and retrieve, as well as document, relevant information on their mobile devices.
  • Trauma Communication and Coordination: With specialized, speech-enabled mobile apps, clinicians at the University of Miami can capture in their own words the patient story without delay. In a trauma scenario where every minute matters, this streamlined mobile approach helps to speed communication across care teams while expediting prep time for surgery.
  • Diagnostic Image View and Reporting: At Massachusetts General Hospital, radiologists can now access patients’ diagnostic images via their mobile device. By empowering radiologists with mobile image access and reporting capabilities, the time in which patients receive feedback and care can be significantly shortened.

“Whether it’s zipping between exam rooms or working remotely, mobile access to clinical information is invaluable for caregivers,” says Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Healthcare. “Just as important, is mobile collaboration for caregivers. With speech-driven mobility, clinicians can be completely untethered, yet still be fully plugged-in to interact with and contribute to the care delivery process.”

Healthcare provider organizations and independent software vendors can leverage cloud-based medical speech recognition from the Nuance Healthcare Development Platform for use across multiple devices and operating systems. By providing all CPU intensive speech and language processing in the cloud, this platform enables speech and language understanding technologies to be embedded as part of browser-based applications, mobile applications and thin-client desktop solutions. For more information visit:

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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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