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Nightingale Speech-Enables EMR Solution with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical from Nuance

BURLINGTON, Mass. - Nightingale, a provider of ASP-based solutions to Canadian health care providers, has selected Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical to enable speech recognition within its Nightingale electronic medical records (EMR) solutions.
Posted Nov 1, 2005
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BURLINGTON, Mass. - Nightingale, a provider of ASP-based solutions to Canadian health care providers, has selected Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical to enable speech recognition within its Nightingale electronic medical records (EMR) solutions. The new integration will enable Nightingale's customers to dictate directly into the myNightingale EMR system.

Canadian health care professionals can their voice within the myNightingale EMR to create patient notes, faxes or e-mail referral letters, and perform other tasks.

"Dictation and transcription are important recording elements in most every healthcare environment," said John Bodalai, vice president, marketing for Nightingale. "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."

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 8 has built-in understanding for more than 300,000 words, and includes 14 vocabularies, including General Medicine, Pathology, Radiology, Cardiology and Surgery disciplines. Health care organizations can also add their own words to the solution to create customized vocabularies. Care providers can take advantage of voice-activated shortcuts, allowing a single word or phrase to populate fields within the Nightingale solution. Dragon NaturallySpeaking provides health care technology suppliers and integrators with the ability to speech-enable commercial and in-house PC- and Web-based EMR applications.

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