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DrChrono.com Offers Medical Speech-to-Text Functionality on iPad

New iPad EHR app uses M*Modal's Speech Understanding technology to voice-enable its medical documentation platform.
Posted Jul 20, 2011
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DrChrono.com, a publisher of dynamic point-of-care and practice management software, is offering M*Modal's unique Speech Understanding technology as part of its new iPad electronic health records (EHR) app. This integration represents the first medical speech-to-text functionality for the Apple iPad and adds a significant enhancement to the DrChrono.com platform—the first native EHR application built for the iPad.

DrChrono.com gives physicians the ability to access all health records on demand via the iPad, iPhone, any Web browser, or Android device. For clinical documentation on the go, physicians can dictate their notes into their Bluetooth headsets and M*Modal's technology automatically transforms the voice into text directly in the digital patient record. M*Modal's Speech Understanding permits conversational documentation that matches doctor preferences for workflow and promotes adoption of EHRs.

The iPad has achieved rapid adoption among physicians, reaching 30 percent of U.S. physicians currently and another 28 percent planning to acquire soon, according to a recent survey by Manhattan Research. Meredith Ressi, president of that firm, noted, "Physicians' response to the iPad has been overwhelmingly positive, especially for use in the practice setting. Physicians also express strong interest in being able to access electronic medical records through the iPad; as more EMR providers offer this ability, iPad accessibility may be a deciding factor for some practices when selecting an EMR provider."

Michael Nusimow, CEO and co-founder of DrChrono.com said, "Our mission is to deliver an EHR that physicians will actually use. M*Modal's ability to work on the iPad and its respect for doctors' preferences and productivity needs made the company our choice for pioneering iPad-based speech-to-text."

"DrChrono.com understands the need for mobility in clinical documentation with full context provided by the EHR," said Michael Finke, CEO of M*Modal, which was recently acquired by Medquist Holdings. "With the iPad appearing to be a true game-changer in healthcare, DrChrono.com's collaboration with M*Modal has produced significant and beneficial innovation."

M*Modal solutions support one-fifth of the physicians actively practicing medicine today in enterprise and clinic settings. M*Modal partners with a wide range of EHR, radiology system, and clinical documentation companies.

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