Nuance’s PowerScribe Achieves DIACAP Certification
Nuance Communications' radiology speech recognition reporting platform, PowerScribe, has been certified for compliance with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) security requirements, as tested and verified by the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).
PowerScribe, which is used by more than one-third of all radiologists in the United States, is now distinguished as a DoD-approved healthcare IT solution; it will be used across Air Force, Army and Navy Networks.
DIACAP certification is an intensive and stringent requirement for all IT systems that operate on a DoD network. As part of the process, Nuance worked with the DoD to test and confirm that PowerScribe’s operating system is secure, reliable and unsusceptible to outside cyber-security threats and attacks.
“DIACAP certification is a critical component of the Department of Defense. It supports our mission to ensure the delivery of high-quality care within a secure environment,” said Thomas Lewis, director of the U.S. Air Force PACS office. “With this certification, PowerScribe has provided the DoD healthcare system with another valuable option in the voice recognition business.”
PowerScribe has been implemented across the Air Force, Army, and Navy networks, helping to assist radiologists to dictate radiology reports directly into the Radiology Information System (RIS).
“Achieving DIACAP certification marks an important milestone for Nuance as we continue to expand our customer breadth in the government healthcare sector,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager of Nuance Healthcare. “Prospective government and non-government healthcare organizations can have complete confidence that our award-winning, radiology solution performs in accordance with some of the most rigorous security regulations there are.”
PowerScribe seamlessly integrates with Nuance’s entire radiology portfolio, including Veriphy for automated communication and reporting of high-priority patient findings, RadPort and RadCube for end-to-end workflow optimization for appropriate image ordering and outcomes analysis.