Nightingale, a Canadian healthcare application service provider, is set to use Nuance Communications’ speech recognition technology to enable speech recognition within its electronic medical records solutions.
Speech and imaging solutions provider Nuance Communications has created ‘Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical’, which will be integrated with Nightingale’s electronic medical records (EMR) solutions to enable its customers to dictate directly into the myNightingale EMR system. By implementing the technology, healthcare providers can expect to lower administrative costs, errors, and turnaround time typically associated with manually transcribing critical medical records.
Nuance Communications says Canadian healthcare professionals can use the power of their voice within the myNightingale EMR to quickly create accurate patient notes, fax or e-mail referral letters, and perform other traditionally transcription-dependent tasks.
Nuance also claims that integration of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical with Nightingale’s EMR equips healthcare providers with the most efficient, accurate documentation solution available – enabling them to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on direct patient care.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 8 has built-in understanding for more than 300,000 words, and includes 14 specialty vocabularies, including general medicine, pathology, radiology, cardiology and surgery disciplines.
John Bodalai, vice president, marketing for Nightingale said, Dictation and transcription are important recording elements in almost every healthcare environment. By integrating Dragon NaturallySpeaking solution into myNightingale, we are providing our physician customers with a best-of-breed solution that recognizes their requirements and delivers a comprehensive package.