Crescendo Releases Enhanced Crescendo Speech Dictation Solution

Crescendo Systems is set to showcase its new and improved Crescendo Speech, built on Microsoft's Speech Platform, which it says offers 33 percent greater accuracy than previous speech engines.

"We've seen markedly improved efficiency gains," said Costa Mandilaras, president of Crescendo Systems, in a statement. "The accuracy being experienced by customers has increased by up to 33 percent versus their previous engines. Even users with heavy accents have seen impressive results with zero training of the speech server. It is very encouraging and a sign of where the industry is headed."

The software allows users to choose front-end recognition, back-end, or both. Crescendo Speech includes both modes for a single licensing fee.

"After years of mixed results and hours wasted correcting text, physicians are finally excited to adopt front-end speech recognition. Clinicians are actually requesting Crescendo Speech based on the buzz from colleagues. After years of resistance, this seems to be the engine that is motivating them to shift from traditional dictation and back-end options to full front-end speech," Mandilaras said.

When used with Crescendo's clinical documentation system, Centro Clinical Documentation, clinicians can also use speech recognition to navigate and complete forms within the system, with greater than 99 percent accuracy. The forms are completely configurable by the customer and can include drop-boxes and buttons as well as text fields.

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