Agfa HealthCare Integrates Nuance's Speech Recognition in its ORBIS Clinical Information System

Agfa HealthCare and Nuance Communications have integrated the newest version of Nuance’s speech recognition software, 360 | SpeechAnywhere Services, with the ORBIS clinical information system.

After the successful integration of Nuance voice recognition into ORBIS in Germany since 2013, Agfa HealthCare and Nuance are offering the solution for the healthcare sector in France. ORBIS users there now have access to the embedded speech recognition technology and can use their voices to capture medical information directly into patient records, whether in free text, fields, or forms. The voice navigation lets users control the check boxes, radio buttons, or workflow options.

"The direct integration of the new Nuance technology in our ORBIS solution is a strategic and significant milestone for Agfa HealthCare," said David Roussarie, Agfa HealthCare's ORBIS sales manager in France, in a statement.

"Based on the principle of zero load on the client, zero integration effort and zero deployment effort, hospitals can, in one click, equip each user with desktop speech recognition. It is an approach now fully implemented in ORBIS," said Jean-Marc Torre, pre-sales manager at Nuance Healthcare France, in a statement.

Speech recognition in ORBIS is now available with a software update or via voice activation with the ORBIS Speech solution. ORBIS users who already have Nuance healthcare voice recognition can retain their existing voice profiles and enhanced vocabulary with a simple upgrade.


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