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November 09, 2011

peerVue Integrates Sophisticated Voice Recognition and Reporting Feature into QICS Platform

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

peerVue, a provider of healthcare IT workflow and communications, announced the addition of a sophisticated voice recognition and reporting feature to its QICS (Qualitative Intelligence & Communications System), the healthcare IT workflow and communications platform .

The new feature, which the company claims is the first ever free radiology VR application, is offered at no added cost. The solution is based on a custom-developed radiology language model for the Microsoft (News - Alert) speech engine API.

In addition to its proprietary radiology language model, the new embedded VR system includes an automated method for ensuring ongoing recognition accuracy for individual users.  It also features advanced profile management with instantaneous Web availability to ensure that users enjoy highly accurate speech recognition from any location.

QICS VR also supports Philips (News - Alert) SpeechMike III, customizable and outbound HL7, with other system compatibility to be introduced shortly, company officials said.QICS complements PACS and RIS, to fully automate radiology workflow, communication and report creation-from critical results, resident over reads and emergency room discrepancy management to radiation dose tracking-while supporting continuous departmental improvements and maximizing revenue. “VR has transitioned from a highly specialized, steeply priced offering to a widely available technology resident at no cost in an ever expanding list of devices and operating systems,” said Kyle Lawton, CEO of peerVue, in a statement. “This has allowed us to shift our VR from a standalone technology to a far more valuable integrated workflow tool.”

The company has enabled QICS to access an existing world-class speech engine and therefore have not added an additional price tag (News - Alert), Lawton added. “Similarly to other applications like PACS and RIS, we have simply created a technological bridge between VR and QICS that was previously lacking.”

The new feature will address the demand created by the healthcare industry that relies on voice recognition for a wide range of applications beyond traditional report dictation, Lawton said. "Prior to this, voice recognition has been a costly add-on requiring complex individual integration into each application. But with this major introduction, peerVue has changed the rules of the game." 

In August, TMC’s (News - Alert) Juliana Kenny compiled an article that details the benefits of IVR in healthcare industry. Read the full article here.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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