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Axolotl Adds Speech Understanding to Its Elysium Line

Company partners with M*Modal to add a new dimensions to its medical records transcription products.
Posted Jan 6, 2009
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Axolotl, a provider of health information exchange solutions, has integrated M*Modal’s Speech Understanding engine into its Elysium medical transcription workflow solution to populate its own EMR Lite, third-party health information systems (HIS) and electronic medical record (EMR) systems.

M*Modal's Speech Understanding technology combines speech recognition and natural language processing. Physicians’ dictations are processed by Axolotl’s Transcription Management System, which builds a growing base of intelligence for each physician. When delivered directly to a HIS, an EMR, or into Axolotl’s Elysium EMR Lite, coded data can be used to more easily guide treatment decisions.

“M*Modal is proud to share in Axolotl’s commitment to generate clinical documents that are not only accessible and shareable, but can populate discrete data elements directly into the EMR,” said Michael Finke, CEO of M*Modal.

“This new capability furthers our mission to improve patient care through electronic health information access, distribution, exchange and management,” said Ray Scott, Axolotl’s CEO. “Dictation is still the preferred manner of capturing the patient encounter, history, surgery reports etc; this new capability will allow us to populate fields such as problems, medications, immunizations and allergies - significantly enhancing the value of the resulting electronic medical record.” Scott goes on to say “Templated clinical data entry has not exactly been a runaway success. If you would rather dictate than fill out on-line forms, talk to Axolotl, we understand!”

Today Elysium helps thousands of healthcare entities securely exchange clinical information for more than 25 million patients. Elysium’s community-wide Master Patient Index, EdgeServer(s), Interoperability Hub, Community Virtual Health Record, and EMR Lite with integrated e-prescribing are all provided as a software service (SaaS).

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