The United Arab Emirates agency will deploy a voice-enabled electronic health record system.
The Ministry of Health in the United Arab Emirates will voice-enable the electronic medical record (EMR) systems of hospitals and clinics over the next 12 months using the Dragon Medical digital dictation solution from Nuance Communications.
In the first phase, a thousand physicians and nurses will be equipped with Nuance's Dragon Medical. Nuance's regional distribution partner Emerging Technologies, based in Abu Dhabi, will lead the project, manage the implementation, and train users.
"This is a strategic move toward greater healthcare efficiency, said Sassine Mazraani, CEO of Emerging Technologies, in a statement. "The large-scale deployment of leading-edge speech recognition technology will deliver an advanced healthcare experience to the people of the UAE; an experience in which healthcare information is available whenever and wherever it is needed for the treatment of patients and all information-related barriers, such as delayed or missing reports, have been eliminated for the sake of healthier lives and better treatment outcomes."