December 14, 2011
IVR: Nuance Cloud Increases Productivity for Clinicians
By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor
Nuance (News - Alert) Healthcare is increasing productivity for clinicians and powering the mobile clinical environment with its cloud-based, medical speech recognition technology.
Speech-enabled mobile healthcare applications are in great demand these days and many healthcare provider organizations and independent software vendors are using them to simplify their mobile interactions.
Nuance Healthcare, a division of Nuance Communications (News - Alert), provides clinical understanding solutions that accurately capture and transform the patient story into meaningful, actionable information.
The company emphasizes the need for healthcare applications to support clinicians so that they can attain mobility, which is process-driven and lead to rich collaboration.
Nuance-powered, speech-driven mobile workflows in healthcare include Remote EHR Access; Interactive Patient-Side Care; Trauma Communication and Coordination; and Diagnostic Image View and Reporting.
"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,” said Paul L McCune, CEO, PhoenixOrtho. "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."
"Whether it's zipping between exam rooms or working remotely, mobile access to clinical information is invaluable for caregivers," said 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."
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Juliana Kenny
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