SOURCE: SwiftKey


June 21, 2012 03:01 ET

SwiftKey Healthcare Keyboard Technology Cuts Medical Note Taking Time in Half

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2012) -

  • Reduces the time it takes to enter medical notes on touchscreen devices by half
  • Keyboard built on real-world clinical data to predict terms with accuracy
  • First entry into enterprise market for technology innovators SwiftKey

SwiftKey (, the company pioneering predictive text technology for handheld devices, today announced its latest offering that enables medical professionals to reduce by half the amount of time they spend typing on touchscreens.

SwiftKey Healthcare is an on-screen keyboard solution for iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry that offers next-word predictions based on real-world clinical data. Working in partnership with leading medical software business Homecare Homebase, it has already been licensed to four healthcare organizations: Bayada Home Health Care, Alternate Solutions HomeCare, Community Home Health and Hospice, and the Visiting Nursing Association of South East Missouri.

SwiftKey Healthcare's keyboard software solves the frustrations normally associated with writing on smartphones and tablets. Powered by cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology based on Natural Language Processing, it delivers text predictions customized with the specific words and phrases used by healthcare professionals. Accurate next-word predictions mean it can take just a few keystrokes to write out complicated drug names and medical conditions.

Usage statistics from 440 clinicians in the United States found:

  • Time spent on text input was reduced by an average of 49 percent, saving a typical user nearly half an hour of typing every working day.
  • Clinicians saved keystrokes at a rate of 3.4 million key presses per week, an average of 7,619 keystrokes for every user.
  • Average word count increased by 10 percent, suggesting clinicians were able to make fuller, more detailed notes.

About SwiftKey ( )
SwiftKey was founded by Cambridge University graduates Jon Reynolds, CEO and Dr Ben Medlock, CTO in August 2008. With a growing international team of more than 50 people, the company is headquartered in Southwark, London, UK.

SwiftKey's technology makes typing much easier on touchscreen devices, powering the text entry experience with intelligent natural language technology that understands how words work together to give much more accurate corrections and predictions.

SwiftKey has won numerous awards for its technology, including a GSMA award for innovation at the Mobile World Congress 2012 and a People's Choice award at the Webbys 2012.

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Customer testimonials are available upon request.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Marie Domingo
    Domingo Communications
    for SwiftKey
    (650) 888-5642
    Email Contact