UC-Irvine Med Center to Use M*Modal Speech for Documentation

The University of California, Irvine Medical Center, will deploy M*Modal Fluency Direct and M*Modal Catalyst to deliver advanced cloud-based clinical documentation technology solutions to its physicians, surgeons, and clinical staff. These applications will be integrated with Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager, UC Irvine's existing electronic health record (EHR) system.

"With this technology, we have the ability to input medical data directly into our EHR at the point of capture, which can really improve the efficiency and productivity of our staff," said Jim Murry, chief information officer at UC Irvine Healthcare Information Services, in a statement. "This system will allow UC Irvine to streamline our clinical documentation processes and further advance how we deliver care to our patients."

M*Modal Fluency Direct speech-enables EHRs and other clinical systems using any workstation, anywhere in the enterprise to create high-quality clinical documentation. The application also eliminates the manual click-point-type method of creating structured notes, and elevates the overall quality and totality of digital clinical information. With M*Modal Catalyst, users can extract actionable information from "unstructured" medical documentation, regardless of how that data was created, and combine it with structured data contained in electronic clinical systems.

"Our cloud-based technology surpasses traditional speech recognition solutions, allowing UCI to create high-quality clinical documentation in EHRs in a conversational manner - anytime, anywhere, on any workstation," said Vern Davenport, CEO of M*Modal, in the statement. "Our partnerships with Allscripts and other EHR providers ensure a seamless integration, saving healthcare professionals valuable time and effort while lowering the overall cost of care."

UC Irvine was seeking a technology solution that could conversationally update patient narratives while interpreting and understanding the physician's statements to automatically populate EHR templates in real time, as well as drive actions that improve patient outcomes. UC Irvine selected M*Modal to enhance its clinical documentation process, based on the technology's seamless integration with the Allscripts EHR system, and to bridge the gap between structured data and language, capturing the full patient story and making it immediately useable, actionable and shareable with providers across the organization.

In addition to these products, UC Irvine will upgrade its documentation system by implementing M*Modal Fluency for Transcription, which enables physicians to incorporate voice input and structured text through a single application.

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