Accentus Inc.

Accentus Inc.

July 26, 2011 11:51 ET

Accentus Inc: Next Generation Hosted Speech Understanding Technologies Lower Costs and Streamline Workflows for Canadian Healthcare

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - July 26, 2011) - Accentus Inc., a leading provider of Integrated Medical Document Management solutions, announced key enhancements to its document management platform, eDoc. The hosted or software-as-a-service (SaaS) based eDoc platform now features advanced Speech Understanding™ technology from M*Modal. Significant advances in the area of speech technologies streamline and simplify transcription workflows, drive efficiencies, lower costs, and ensure the delivery of accurate and complete patient care. Combining conversational speech recognition and natural language processing, speech understanding goes beyond basic speech-to-text and transforms narrative into meaningful, context-aware clinical documents.

"Leveraging advanced speech understanding software from M*Modal gives Accentus a significant edge in the rapidly evolving field of automated medical transcription," said Nigel Ellis, Director Software Development, Accentus Inc. "In order to provide the most accurate, complete, and timely medical documentation you need the right skill sets, business processes, and newest technologies. Accentus brings all of these elements together to offer clients the most comprehensive and forward thinking solutions in the industry today."

Key features of the eDoc Document Management System include:

  • A powerful speech recognition engine that allows dictators to maintain their dictation habits and speaking styles and promotes optimal speech understanding efficiency regardless of accent, dialect, fat speech, and false starts.

  • The ability to seamlessly and effortlessly create speech profiles with less than 10 minutes of dictated audio. With the hosted approach, dictators can be profiled in the background as part of the normal transcription process.

  • The unique ability to share one single speech profile across all speech enabled solutions (front-end and back-end, and mobile devices).

  • A powerful, cloud-based speech understanding engine that understands the dictator's intent in the context of the entire dictation and continuously learns and improves the translation of the meaning.

  • The ability to translate physician dictation in real-time into a searchable, structured XML Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) standard document, preserving the physician's narrative reasoning for a course of care while simultaneously structuring and encoding clinical facts – such as diagnosis, procedures, medications, and allergies as stated in the physician's dictations for many subsequent uses and easy upload into EHR/EMR environments. This functionality promotes meaningful use and enhanced data mining for analysis and clinical research.

  • A sophisticated reporting suite consisting of a full range of predefined and custom reports that can be generated on-demand for management reporting, analysis, planning and forecasting.

Deployed in the United States since 2005, Accentus is now making the newly upgraded eDoc functionality available to all new and existing clients in Canada.

About M*Modal:

M*Modal, the market leader in advanced Speech and Natural Language Understanding technology, transforms narrative medical documentation into structured, encoded information to create meaningful, valuable clinical intelligence that can be shared, analyzed, and used to inform collaborative care. More than 800 healthcare organizations nationwide utilize M*Modal's solutions to re-define the role of clinical narrative in improving and promoting quality of care, clinical efficiency, financial performance, and EHR adoption. For more information, please visit

About Accentus:

Accentus provides Integrated Medical Document Management Solutions – Transcription, Document Imaging, and Remote Coding – for the creation of electronic health records. Leading hospitals, health authorities, integrated health networks, medical clinics, and independent physicians across North America rely on Accentus to capture accurate and timely patient health information. Combining state-of-the-art technology, a large team of HIM professionals, industry knowledge, and value-add services, Accentus, delivers outsourced or co-sourced medical document management solutions. Clients can eliminate staffing shortages, gain access to leading SaaS based technologies, boost business efficiencies, and ultimately save time and money by partnering with Accentus. Accentus was founded in 2001, is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and privately funded.

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