Nuance and eClinicalWorks Deliver Voice Apps for Ambulatory Care

Nuance Communications has partnered with eClinicalWorks to embed Nuance cloud-based medical speech recognition technology into eClinicalTouch for the iPad and eClinicalMobile for iOS and Android, enabling clinicians working in outpatient settings to enter patient notes into the electronic health record (EHR) using tablets and smartphones through a fully connected and consistent experience.

"This is a major win for clinicians practicing in the ambulatory setting using our Dragon Medical solution, and they are excited about the opportunity to leverage the same front-end speech recognition they know and trust to support a more efficient workflow using mobile devices," said Jonathon Dreyer, director of mobile and cloud solutions at Nuance, in a statement. "We are seeing an intersection between consumer technology and health IT, and the ease-of-use that comes from these developments will help offset some of the challenges physicians are currently facing. The goal is to remove as much administrative burden from them as possible."

"Nuance cloud-based speech integrated with eClinicalTouch and eClinicalMobile will empower our users to speak right into the iPad, iPhones, and Android phones and convert speech into text," said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks, in a statement. "eClinicalWorks Scribe will then take that text and convert it into discrete data that is searchable and reportable."

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