Nuance Joins athenahealth's "More Disruption Please" Marketplace

Nuance Communications has joined athenahealth’s "More Disruption Please" (MDP) program, making Nuance Dragon Medical 360 part of the athenahealth Marketplace offerings to connect clinicians to documentation tools. Today, more than half of U.S. clinicians use Nuance Dragon Medical 360 solutions to document care faster using technology that enables them to tell the whole patient story while getting the structured data the industry needs.

Nuance clinical documentation solutions to be featured in the athenahealth Marketplace include:

  • Dragon Medical 360 Direct, (available now) a cloud-based clinical speech recognition service with voice profiles that are easily accessed across multiple devices and infrastructures and adapt to clinician’s terms, phrases, and preferences for optimum accuracy and ease of use.
  • Dragon Medical Clinic 360 Transcription, (coming soon) a modernized method of traditional documentation that optimizes workflow by allowing clinicians to dictate, review, edit and electronically sign notes using their mobile devices.

athenahealth's "More Disruption Please" is a partnership program aimed at leveraging the scalability of the cloud to advance innovation in healthcare for the overall improvement in the way patient care is coordinated and delivered.

"We are excited to partner with Nuance, an industry-leading dictation solution with the goal of saving time and increasing efficiencies for our providers," said Kyle Armbrester, chief product officer at athenahealth, in a statement. "The integrated Nuance solution aims to address the many pain points of [electronic medical record] documentation by seamlessly integrating speech recognition into the workflow in real time and on any device."

"Clinicians want advanced speech solutions that enable them to tell the complete patient story in their own words through streamlined clinical documentationThe inclusion of Nuance Dragon Medical solutions in the athenahealth Marketplace provides thousands of clinicians with a choice of using front-end speech recognition or dictation to easily create patient records directly in athenahealth's cloud-based EMR," said Susan Sumner, vice president of ambulatory solutions at Nuance, in a statement. "This collaboration promotes physician productivity and documentation quality while supporting patient-centric care."

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