October 12, 2012
Cerner Extends Partnership with Nuance
By Rahul Arora
Cerner (News - Alert), a provider of information software, professional services, medical device integration, remote hosting and employer health and wellness services, recently announced that it has expanded its partnership with Nuance (News - Alert) Communications, Inc., a provider of clinical understanding solutions, to accelerate the adoption of simpler, faster and smarter healthcare solutions for clinicians.
According to the terms of the partnership, Cerner will integrate Nuance’s cloud-based medical voice recognition with its mobile EHR solutions to come up with a solution that allows clinicians to capture more complete patient notes, navigate applications and search for information on their phones and tablets simply by using their voice.
“The expansion of our partnership with Nuance, a company that offers voice and clinical understanding solutions used by 450,000 clinicians worldwide, exemplifies our commitment to provide state-of-the-art solutions to customers across the globe,” said Don Bisbee, senior vice president of DeviceWorks at Cerner. “By incorporating Nuance’s voice recognition capabilities into our core clinical applications including our latest mobile solution, PowerChart Touch, we are able to provide the healthcare industry with a simple, fast method of capturing complex medical information within the patient record at the point-of-care.”
Moreover, Nuance has also integrated its radiology reporting suite, PowerScribe 360, with Cerner’s RadNet Radiology Information System (RIS). The combined solution will allow radiologists to dictate reports that are integrated directly and instantly with the patient record. PowerScribe 360 ensures up to 99 percent accuracy out-of-the-box and is 20 percent more accurate than previous versions. On the other hand, RadNet RIS helps radiologists streamline departmental operations, from registration and order entry, to worklist management and image interpretation, to image and result distribution, to business analysis
“For more than 30 years, Cerner has proven its ability to create digital technologies that solve problems and positively impact patient care. Its most recent mobile innovations are a prime example of how these solutions are transforming the EHR experience today, and a key reason why now is the right time to expand our partnership. Cerner’s solutions are enabling clinicians to experience a fully functional EHR – anytime and anywhere – and voice is playing an important role in making this a reality,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager of Nuance Healthcare.
“We are excited to expand our partnership and confident that intuitive, voice-enabled technologies with deep Cerner integration will spur further industry innovation, improve the clinician experience and help focus efforts on the core mission – providing quality patient care.”
Edited by Brooke Neuman