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MedQuist Holdings and Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Partner to Provide Speech Recognition Platform


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May 17, 2011

MedQuist Holdings and Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Partner to Provide Speech Recognition Platform

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

MedQuist Holdings was recently awarded a contract by Anthelio Healthcare Solutions (formerly PHNS) of Dallas, Texas. Officials with MedQuist Holdings said that as part of the contract, Anthelio will implement the company’s DocQment Enterprise Platform (DEP), a speech recognition and clinical documentation workflow platform, in eight of its clients' hospitals across five states for use by its medical transcriptionists.

Anthelio is a provider of comprehensive healthcare information technology services and business process solutions

Company officials said that DEP will replace existing technology currently in use by Anthelio, providing unparalleled efficiency and productivity through more automated clinical workflow management.

"Choosing the right technology partner can be complex and challenging. MedQuist made the entire process simple and cost effective," noted Dianne Summers, national operations director of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, in a statement.

"We've seen MedQuist's people and platform in action and experienced the speed to value, innovation and support they deliver. It's a winning combination that enables us to quickly go to work for our customers," Summers added.

Peter Masanotti, president and chief executive officer of MedQuist said that innovative technology such as speech recognition solutions help healthcare leaders – from physicians and finance to IT and health information management – meet their revenue cycle, EHR meaningful use and patient care goals.

"We're proud to expand our relationship with Anthelio and look forward to bringing clinical transformation capabilities to an extensive group of health organizations across the country," said Masanotti.

MedQuist is a provider of medical transcription services, and a major player in technology-enabled clinical documentation workflow.  The company’s enterprise solutions – including mobile voice capture devices, speech recognition, Web-based workflow platforms, and global network of medical editors – help healthcare facilities improve patient care, increase physician satisfaction, and lower operational costs.

Earlier in April, MedQuist had announced that it has won a contract from Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey to provide computer-assisted coding technology and outsourced coding services.

Cooper selected MedQuist based on its ability to demonstrate both ICD-10 readiness as well as the streamlined workflow features built in to the CodeRunnerCAC technology platform, including automatic chart assignment and automatic quality assurance, which enable complete, accurate coding in a rapid, efficient manner.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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