SOURCE: 4medica

4medica

July 25, 2012 08:00 ET

4medica's iEHR Adds Medical Speech Recognition Powered by Nuance Healthcare

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2012) - 4medica today announced that its cloud-based Integrated Electronic Health Record (4medica iEHR®) will include medical speech recognition powered by Nuance Healthcare's 360 | Development Platform. Completely web-based, the combined solution will allow physicians to document care via voice anytime or anywhere they can connect to the Internet.

"By partnering with Nuance to speech-enable iEHR, we give physicians a way to document simply by speaking," said Oleg Bess, M.D., 4medica's CEO. "It's an easy, natural way for physicians to take advantage of mobile technology, and, as a result, increase their productivity, enhance care delivery and improve the accuracy and timeliness of clinical documentation."

4medica's iEHR enables hospitals, physicians, labs and health information exchanges (HIEs) to aggregate laboratory, imaging, pathology, e-prescribing and inpatient data from multiple sources into a single patient-centric record. With the new integrated speech recognition feature, clinicians can speak into the 4medica iEHR Note Writer and add their own notes to the template. Alternatively, they can populate open fields of the clinical note by voicing their desired selection. They can also view the narrative note in real-time on the screen and make corrections by manually editing, deleting or adding to the dictated note.

Nuance is the market leader for medical speech recognition and clinical understanding solutions that accurately capture and transform the patient story into meaningful, actionable information. Nuance Healthcare's 360 | Development Platform allows software solutions providers to easily embed cloud-based speech and clinical language understanding (CLU) technologies into their browser-based applications, mobile applications and thin-client desktop solutions. To learn more about the 360 | Development Platform, please visit: http://www.nuance.com/ucmprod/groups/healthcare/@web-enus/documents/collateral/nc_008504.pdf.

"Physicians want EHRs that are more user-friendly and intuitive," said Dr. Bess. "The addition of speech recognition makes iEHR exactly that, and simplifies the entire mobile experience."

About 4medica
4medica provides the industry's leading cloud SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) clinical integration platform, the 4medica Integrated Electronic Health Record (4medica iEHR®), to help healthcare organizations of diverse types create a seamless view of the patient care experience and drive EHR adoption. The intuitive iEHR platform design integrates with and builds upon disparate systems to facilitate interoperable data exchange across various care settings to promote care continuity. The cloud computing model is scalable, lower cost, maintenance-free, easy to use and deployable in a few months or less, eliminating large capital outlays or resource utilization. This is especially critical for small community and rural hospitals and physician heath organizations of all types and sizes striving to qualify for ARRA incentives and to demonstrate Meaningful Use. 4medica connects 100-plus institutional facilities including hospitals, health systems, physicians, laboratories and radiology and pathology clinics, and its products are used by more than 30,000 physicians. For more information, visit http://www.4medica.com.

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