Elekta Collaborates with Palabra on Voice-Enabled EHR

Elekta is collaborating with Palabra to integrate speech and automation capabilities into Elekta's MOSAIQ Oncology Information System. The integrated system has been installed in sites in North America and Australia.

"Before Palabra, I routinely found myself reviewing transcribed notes two days after I had seen a patient. Integrating Palabra into MOSAIQ allows me to complete my notes and transmit them to the referring physician 15 minutes after the patient leaves my office, when the interaction is still fresh," said Dr. David Vonk, an oncologist in Tucson, Ariz., in a statement. "I believe that Palabra enables me to provide my patients with better care on several fronts, including optimizing the accuracy of patient charts, allowing more effective communication with referring physicians, and giving me back time in my day that I can devote to patients rather than paperwork."

When paired with Palabra, which can now be purchased from Elekta as an additional enhancement, MOSAIQ becomes a voice-enabled electronic health records (EHR) system. Palabra uses advanced speech recognition and automation technology to expedite patient records. Palabra empowers MOSAIQ users to navigate using voice commands to create documents that can be dictated, approved, and transmitted within minutes of seeing the patient. Palabra users are currently creating 50,000 documents per month and each of them routinely saves more than 125 hours of work per year.

"Palabra serves as an ideal complement to MOSAIQ," said Palabra's co-founder and technology chief, Wade Hatler, in a statement. "The tight, seamless and flexible integration of Palabra greatly enhances efficiency by producing high-quality notes without contributing to physician burnout."

"MOSAIQ offers the highest level of customization and automation to improve safety, efficiency, and quality. Elekta, as an industry leader, works hand in hand with our customers to make sure that customers get the best solution for their clinic," said Ranjit Pradhan, senior vice president of oncology informatics at Elekta, in a statement. "Knocking down barriers to information sharing improves the narrative across the patient's pathway, ultimately enhancing overall care."

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