News | February 28, 2010

Speech Drives Automated Data Capture

March 1, 2010 - By empowering healthcare organizations to automatically extract unstructured clinical documentation, healthcare organizations will increase the amount of meaningful data that can be used for clinical decision making, leading to improved patient care and a reduction in overall healthcare costs. Capturing this data will also help collect and report on various diagnostic, quality and safety measures.

As healthcare organizations advance efforts to qualify for "Meaningful Use" reimbursements associated with certified electronic health record (EHR) technology, as outlined in the HITECH Act, a new speech-driven clinical documentation and communication tool aims to support inputting unstructured information in hospital databases. The new solution by Nuance Communications applies Natural Language Processing (NLP) to deliver NLP-powered clinical documentation solutions to help analyze, structure and utilize the more than 80 percent of unstructured clinical documentation that exists in the healthcare industry.

Nuance has acquired key technologies and researchers from Language and Computing, Inc. (L&C), a developer of clinical narrative processing technology. Nuance has also formed a strategic partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), which will enable Nuance to incorporate MGH’s proven NLP solution, Smart Dictation, into its own solution portfolio for the healthcare market.

By integrating L&C’s NLP technologies into its healthcare portfolio, Nuance will use its line of clinical documentation solutions, including Dragon Medical, eScription, and Dictaphone Enterprise Speech System. With these integrated technologies, Nuance will provide solutions to the healthcare market that enable advanced clinical data warehousing, clinical decision support, data mining, coding for billing and disease management. L&C’s technologies include a medical knowledge base that is specifically designed to extract clinically relevant and discrete data from unstructured medical documentation. L&C technology is currently deployed at major healthcare institutions, including Kaiser Permanente and Ochsner.

As part of Nuance’s broad partnership with MGH, Nuance will exclusively license Smart Dictation NLP, a system that was developed by the MGH Lab of Computer Science, which is currently being used by MGH physicians to automatically extract key data elements from narrative dictations and populate the EHR. Nuance will leverage key capabilities of this technology alongside its full portfolio of NLP and speech-driven clinical documentation solutions to help healthcare organizations convert unstructured text into a structured, digital and interoperable format that contains extracted data elements for a variety of applications.

For more information: www.nuance.com

Related Content

Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Cardiac Imaging| August 17, 2017
Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring cutting-edge...
ScImage Awarded U.S. Government DIN-PACS IV Contract
News | PACS| August 16, 2017
ScImage Inc. was recently awarded a new DIN-PACS IV (Digital Imaging Network/Picture Archiving and Communications...
The FDA is concerned about cybersecurity of ICDs and cyber security of other medical devices.
Feature | Cybersecurity| August 16, 2017 | Dave Fornell
There is growing concern among patients and regulators that medical devices, especially implantable electrophysiology
Xavier University Announces Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Summit
News | Artificial Intelligence| August 07, 2017
Xavier University has launched the Xavier Center for Artificial Intelligence (AI), a pioneering effort to accelerate...
Nuance Restores Service to Majority of eScription Clients Following Malware Incident
News | Information Technology| July 28, 2017
Nuance Communications Inc. provided an update on its restoration process following the previously reported June 27,...
The Centricity Cardio Enterprise (CCE) Interactive Guide offers information on GE's cardiovascular information system (CVIS)
News | Cardiac PACS| July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017 — GE Healthcare has released the eight-page...
WVU Medicine Deploys Enterprise PACS from ScImage
News | Cardiac PACS| July 24, 2017
ScImage Inc. recently announced West Virginia University Health System has partnered with ScImage to utilize ScImage’s...
TomTec Unveils TomTec Zero Cardiovascular Viewing Software
Technology | Remote Viewing Systems| July 24, 2017
TomTec Zero is the latest addition to the TomTec portfolio. Now every physician reading cardiovascular studies at...
CareSelect Declared Fully Qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism by CMS
News | Clinical Decision Support| July 18, 2017
National Decision Support Company announced the full qualification of its CareSelect Platform as a Qualified Clinical...
CMS Proposes Delaying Clinical Decision Support Documentation to 2019
News | Clinical Decision Support| July 14, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
In a series of proposed rule changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released July 13, the Centers for...
Overlay Init