Nuance Releases PowerScribe 360 Reporting, Version 3.0

Nuance Communications yesterday released PowerScribe 360 Reporting version 3.0, an integrated computer-assisted reporting solution for radiologists. It incorporates the Nuance Dragon Medical speech recognition engine.

PowerScribe 360 enables radiologists to create reports supported by real-time, evidence-based clinical guidance using content developed by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Coupled with quality check tools, PowerScribe preserves radiologists' natural workflows and provides referring physicians and patients with more consistent recommendations following exams.

PowerScribe 360 Reporting 3.0 brings real-time guidance into radiologists' workflows by using the Nuance PowerShare Network's cloud technology to push updated clinical guidelines from the ACR to radiologists, automatically triggering clinical decision support when they are creating reports.

Additional new PowerScribe 360 Reporting 3.0 features include the following:

  • Streamlined longitudinal viewing: PowerScribe 360 facilitates the communication and tracking of changes in patient data, such as characteristics of lesions and tumors over time, and supports presentation of patient radiation dosing through tables;
  • Improved access to prior studies: Leveraging Nuance's PowerShare Network, rapid access to images from prior studies; and
  • Expedited report version comparisons: New report comparison enables identification of changes between subsequent versions of radiology reports.

Nuance PowerScribe 360 Reporting 3.0 was tested in advance of its release by Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and The Mount Sinai Hospital's Mount Sinai/St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt in New York, and is now available for the broader radiology community.

"Having all of the recommendations embedded into PowerScribe adds tremendous value and has the potential to dramatically improve radiology reports across the country," said Dr. Terence Matalon, chairman of the department of radiology at Einstein Healthcare Network, in a statement. "The ease of inserting evidence-based guidelines into clinical documentation is unique in the marketplace, yielding a more consistent report based on patient outcomes. Having such guidelines one click away is a game-changer and extremely helpful in managing and justifying decision-making for patient care."

"PowerScribe 3.0 with Quality Guidance overcomes a big issue we have today, helping us make decisions based on clear guidelines no matter what we see on images in the course of a day. The support tool walks radiologists through ACR guidelines, delivering recommendations in standard language into the report," said Dr. Tarik Alkasab of Massachusetts General Hospital in a statement. "This delivers better reports so patients and physicians can make better decisions."

"PowerScribe 360 Reporting 3.0 arms the radiology community with new tools to help improve the quality of patient care in volume-driven workflows," said Karen Holzberger, vice president and general manager of diagnostics at Nuance, in a statement. "With this latest version of PowerScribe 360, quality-based tools ease access to the right information, making it easy for physicians to do the right thing for their patients based on evidence, giving clinicians the confidence to make appropriate decisions and strengthening medical and legal protection."

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