Nuance Communications, a supplier of speech solutions, has announced that Lifetime Health Medical, a non-profit primary care delivery system, has integrated Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 9 with its electronic medical records system.
Lifetime Health physicians are embracing speech recognition technology to describe the patient encounter in their own words directly into the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) through free-form dictation. In addition to heightened and streamlined use of the EMR, Lifetime Health has virtually eliminated physician reliance on data entry via the keyboard, attained increased report accuracy and achieved substantial cost savings.
Peter Durlach, senior vice president of healthcare marketing and product strategy at Nuance, said: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical allows healthcare provider organizations and patients to enjoy the enhancements in care associated with electronic medical records while providing physicians a comfortable and natural way to operate EMR systems.
In addition to EMR adoption benefits, hospitals and medical groups like Lifetime Health are realizing financial gain from faster report completion, as well as a shorter time for reimbursement. As any physician user will attest, Dragon Medical not only makes EMR systems faster and easier to use, but it also captures physician narrative to give patient records real context which directly results in improved patient care.