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Zoeticx Offers Medical Professionals Hands-Free Access to its Software Applications by Integrating Nuance’s Speech Recognition Technology

Caregivers on the Go can Conveniently Access Any Zoeticx Application with Simple Voice Commands 

Orlando, Fla. – February 23, 2014 – Zoeticx, Inc., the developer of medical software that improves patient outcomes by bridging the gap between medical data and quality care, announced its integration of Nuance’s SpeechAnywhere technology into its mobile app today at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Nuance Booth #3675, in the Cloud and Mobility Solutions pavilion.

Zoeticx has added Nuance’s voice recognition capability to its cloud-based Patient-Clarity collaborative platform to enable caregivers to use their voice to expand screen panels, scroll left and right, access images, bring up documents and make other screen changes that previously required finger contact.

A dictionary of medical terms and phrases also streamlines use along with the convenience of setting voice recording levels. This hands-free environment enables Zoeticx to provide medical professionals with yet another point of convenience and helps make delivering patient care the top priority.

Recognizing voice data is another benefit Zoeticx offers to help medical professionals make record keeping easier. Other key information facilitators include integration with any EMR database, use of SOA technology, and accessibility over any iOS device.  This integration furthers Zoeticxs’ goal of software innovation with a patient-centric approach.

“Our integration of Nuance’s SpeechAnywhere is another example of our determination to provide medical organizations with the most comprehensive, easy to use set of solutions designed to improve patient outcomes,” said Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx, Inc.

About Zoeticx

Zoeticx offers software solutions for the healthcare industry which are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, enhancing the quality of care, containing costs, and simplifying administration. These solutions offer an immediate increase in the quality of care by delivering the right information to the right caregiver at the right time, in a manner that can be easily understood.  Additionally, as the Affordable Care Act continues to roll out, healthcare providers will face new challenges which arise whenever there is a transition from an old system of doing business to a new one. Zoeticx helps solve those challenges, allowing care providers to focus on what is most important, the patient. www.Zoeticx.com

For additional information contact Glass Lantern PR at contact@glasslanternpr.com .

February 7, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Nuance Powers Voice-Enabled Clinical Documentation in Mobile Electronic Health Records

Today, Nuance and Epic have announced that Nuance’s cloud-based voice recognition will now be available via Epic Haiku for the iPhone and Canto for the iPad.  The integration of Nuance’s cloud-based voice recognition in these mobile apps will allow clinicians to work more efficiently on-the-go, while raising the quality of patient care provided through the complete capture of the patient record.

BURLINGTON, Mass., – October 16, 2012 – Nuance Communications, Inc., (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Epic electronic health record (EHR) customers can now experience voice-enabled clinical information capture through Epic Haiku for the iPhone™ and Canto for the iPad™. The integration of Nuance Healthcare’s cloud-based voice recognition in the Haiku and Canto applications will allow users to improve the quality of patient care and increase productivity as a result of streamlined mobile clinical documentation.

According to a recent study by Vitera Healthcare Solutions, nine-out-of-ten physicians are interested in mobile EHR solutions. Recent advancements in mobile EHRs, including voice-enabling clinical documentation and navigation, address this growing interest and provide clinicians with the same experience and functionality they’ve come to expect from their desktop EHR. With Epic’s mobile applications, clinicians will use their voice to work more efficiently on-the-go, while raising the quality of patient care provided through the complete capture of the patient record.

“Epic’s mobile applications provide valuable EHR access both inside and outside the hospital or clinic environment,” said Dr. Jeffrey Westcott, medical director, Cardiac Catherization Lab, Swedish Medical Center. “For me, it’s important to have the on-the-go accessibility provided by tablets and smartphones. Using voice recognition to document a note in Haiku or Canto allows me to seamlessly dictate the patient narrative into the electronic healthcare record using a workflow that suits my style and ensures my focus can remain on patients.”

Nuance’s cloud-based, medical voice recognition builds off of its proven success with the more than 450,000 clinicians worldwide who use Nuance’s Best-in-KLAS clinical documentation solutions on the desktop every day. By leveraging the existing desktop-focused interface, Nuance enables Haiku and Canto customers to connect to Nuance Healthcare’s voice recognition in the cloud. This connectivity will provide maintenance-free access and automatic updates of personal speech profiles, medical vocabularies and user-defined shortcuts. Customers can also enter progress notes, histories and physical exams via voice.

“Clinicians’ work lives are not conducive to a desk and chair; they need the flexibility of a mobile environment to support their workflow – between exam rooms, clinics and hospitals – and all at a moment’s notice,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Healthcare. “Still, issues surrounding the adoption of mobile technologies remain, including limitations surrounding laborious touchscreen keyboards. With voice-enabled mobile EHR applications, clinicians can enjoy the benefits of the Nuance-powered functionality anytime, anywhere.”

To learn more about Nuance’s cloud-based, medical voice recognition solution, please visit: www.poweredbynuancehealthcare.com

Nuance Healthcare

Nuance Healthcare, a division of Nuance Communications, is the market leader in providing clinical understanding solutions that accurately capture and transform the patient story into meaningful, actionable information. Thousands of hospitals, providers and payers worldwide trust Nuance voice-enabled clinical documentation and analytics solutions to facilitate smarter, more efficient decisions across the healthcare enterprise. These solutions are proven to increase clinician satisfaction and HIT adoption, help organizations achieve Meaningful Use of EHR systems and support the shift to accountable care. Recognized as “Best-in-KLAS” 2004-2011 for Voice Recognition we invite you to learn more, http://www.nuance.com/for-healthcare/index.htm.

November 17, 2012 I Written By

8,000 Providence Health & Services Clinicians Across 27 Hospitals and 250 Clinics to Leverage Nuance Healthcare’s Voice Recognition to Support Enterprise-wide Electronic Health Record Adoption

Nuance Healthcare announced this morning, that Providence Health & Services will deploy Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition for its 8,000 clinicians throughout 27 hospitals and 214 clinics. Their unique implementation strategy includes peer training and uniform documentation tools, designed to get the entire facility up and running on an Epic EHR system in a short timeframe.

Dragon Medical Positioned as Standard Practice for Driving EHR Adoption, Creating Comprehensive Patient Notes and Improving Care Coordination 

BURLINGTON, Mass., July 23, 2012Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Providence Health & Services, ranked by Thomson Reuters among the top 20 percent of best-performing health systems in the country, is deploying Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition across its healthcare enterprise, making medical voice recognition available at 27 hospitals and 250 clinics.  The organization-wide deployment of Dragon Medical will support Providence’s rollout of the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system by empowering clinical staff to document and navigate the EHR by speaking.

Over the next year, Dragon Medical will be seamlessly integrated with Epic for approximately 8,000 Providence clinicians.  Once fully deployed, clinicians will be able to interact with, document and navigate through the EHR simply by using their voice – a workflow that is proven to be more efficient and natural than typing alone, leading to faster EHR system adoption and improved physician satisfaction with EHR use.

“Dragon Medical builds upon our current Nuance-driven background speech workflow through eScription and will give physicians more documentation options,” said Laureen O’Brien, chief information officer, Providence Health & Services.  “We are very excited to make this tool available to all of our providers in order to enable them to be more efficient.  Using Dragon Medical allows clinician findings to be immediately part of patients’ medical records and available to all care providers, improving overall patient care and coordination, the provider’s experience and making healthcare more affordable.”

As part of the Dragon Medical deployment, Providence will provide its clinical staff with physician-led training and standard, voice-enabled documentation templates to enable faster adoption and assimilation with current established workflows.  The combined delivery of peer training and uniform documentation tools will empower physicians to embrace and navigate the EHR with voice, leading to improved adoption and workflow efficiencies.  With a voice-enabled EHR, documentation can be done by speaking in free-form or to trigger various clinical templates and medical record review, and sign-off can occur in real-time – eliminating the time lag and costs associated with medical transcription.

“We are pleased to be Providence’s strategic partner for their Epic EHR implementation.  Deploying voice recognition, at this point, is a standard best practice for electronic physician documentation and EHR adoption,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Healthcare.  “Our voice-driven clinical documentation solutions have been embraced by more than 450,000 clinicians across 10,000 healthcare facilities.  Time and again, our solutions have been proven to create efficiencies in capturing the patient story and the required structured data.  Providence’s commitment to ensuring its entire physician base successfully adopts and utilizes the EHR is commendable and will result in high-value captured data that ultimately can be leveraged for better care delivery.”

Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition is specifically designed for large-scale health systems to support advanced integration with leading EHR systems, within Citrix-based environments.  For information on all versions of the Dragon Medical family please visit: http://www.nuance.com/products/dragon-medical-family/index.htm.  Dragon Medical users have access to nearly 60 medical vocabularies and eight regional accent support models.  Dragon Medical also offers customizable commands such as Voice Shortcuts and Dragon Templates to help clinicians streamline the creation of Progress Notes, History of Present Illness (HPI) Assessments, Consultation and Referral Letters, as well as other Care Plan documentation.

Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. In 2012, Providence affiliated with Swedish Health Services, expanding both organizations’ ability to carry out their individual missions. With this affiliation, the combined scope of services includes 32 hospitals, 350 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. The health system employs more than 64,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington – with its system office located in Renton, Washington. In 2011, Providence provided more than $651 million in community benefit, including nearly $204 million in free and discounted care for those who could not afford to pay for care. Providence Health & Services continues a tradition of caring that the Sisters of Providence began more than 155 years ago.

Nuance Healthcare

Nuance Healthcare, a division of Nuance Communications, is the market leader in providing clinical understanding solutions that accurately capture and transform the patient story into meaningful, actionable information. Thousands of hospitals, providers and payers worldwide trust Nuance voice-enabled clinical documentation and analytics solutions to facilitate smarter, more efficient decisions across the healthcare enterprise. These solutions are proven to increase clinician satisfaction and HIT adoption, supporting organizations to achieve Meaningful Use of EHR systems and transform to the accountable care model. Recognized as “Best-in-KLAS” 2004-2011 for Voice Recognition we invite you to learn more, http://www.nuance.com/for-healthcare/index.htm.

August 5, 2012 I Written By

Growing List of Providers Accelerate Revenue Cycles, Improve Clinical Documentation Through True Computer-Assisted Coding with Natural Language Comprehension – #HIMSS12

Precyse details the positive results of several hospitals that have implemented Precyse’s ICD-10 computer-assisted coding platform with Natural Language Comprehension regardless of the delays of the mandated ICD-10 compliance deadline. Baptist Health System, St. Luke’s Health System, Geisinger Health System, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, and Piedmont Healthcare are just a few of the customers who have realized significantly-improved revenue cycle workflow, coding accuracy, and clinical documentation.

Innovative hospital systems report measurable improvements after adopting integrated HIM and coding automation platform—and plan to proceed apace regardless of the ICD-10 deadline; The Advisory Board issues review of precyseCode one year after debut at HIMSS 2011

LAS VEGAS, February 21, 2012—Precyse, a leader in health information management (HIM) technologies and services, announced at the HIMSS 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition that the first wave of precyseCode™ adopters already are reporting measurable improvements in revenue cycle workflow, coding accuracy, and clinical documentation. In the past year, healthcare providers adopting Precyse’s integrated health information management (HIM) and computer-assisted coding platform include Birmingham, Ala.–based Baptist Health System, St. Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Mo., Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa., Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota, Fla., and Atlanta, Ga.–based Piedmont Healthcare.

“Using precyseCode, we’ve seen a significant improvement in our coding department’s quality, productivity and accuracy,” said Chloe Phillips, corporate director of HIM, Baptist Health System, which implemented precyseCode while Precyse’s services team supported its transition from on-site to remotely based coders. “We’ve set up a wonderful information-sharing structure, allowing the coders to exchange ideas and best practices, which have significantly improved the team’s dynamics. Now, the coders are more engaged and communicative. They solve their problems together and work as a cohesive team. And we can oversee their efforts remotely, so employees don’t feel like we’re looking over their shoulders or micromanaging them.”

With its debut at HIMSS 2011, precyseCode introduced the concept of integrating true computer-assisted and computer-automated coding (CAC) and Natural Language Comprehension™ (NLC) in an intelligent workflow solution, enabling productivity increases of 20–50%. The precyseDashboard™ inherent in precyseCode provides a unified view with widgets showing impacts on productivity, workflow, resources, and savings.

“PrecyseCode uses our NLC engine to create the patient’s clinical story, allowing for the assignment of appropriate, compliant ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, as well as supporting SNOMED clinical terminology,” said Ken Lacy, president and general manager, Precyse Advanced Technologies. “PrecyseCode streamlines workflow by automating data collection and intelligently assigning charts to coders, and it integrates other capabilities including physician query, rules-based pre-billing quality assurance, and clinical documentation improvement. Moreover, our NLC engine is an adaptive technology that learns from coders’ corrections to improve the accuracy of automated code assignment the next time around.”

Earlier this month, The Advisory Board issued its review of precyseCode, which made its debut a year ago at HIMSS 2011. A hardbound copy of The Advisory Board’s report, PrecyseCode™ – An Emerging Computer Assisted Coding Solution, is available at Precyse’s HIMSS Booth #8116. Precyse also has copies available of a white paper by former AHIMA CEO Linda L. Kloss, RHIA, now principal of Kloss Strategic Advisors, Ltd., titled Health Information Management in 2016: The HIM industry’s transformative journey to enterprise information management – what does the HIM Department of the future look like?

In the wake of last week’s Health and Human Services announcement of a potential delay to the October 2013 ICD-10 deadline, precyseCode users have emphatically reaffirmed their commitment to CAC, ICD-10 education and other innovations supported by Precyse technologies and services.

“It’s full steam ahead as far as our customers are concerned,” commented Chris Powell, president, Precyse, noting that he spoke with several Precyse clients prior to attending HIMSS this week. “Clearly, ICD-10 compliance is a benefit, but not a driver, of our customers’ efforts to automate their coding workflow and accelerate their revenue cycle.”

About Baptist Health System

Baptist Health System, Inc., is one of the largest health care systems in Alabama and one of the state’s largest employers. BHS is a not-for-profit, 501(c) corporation that owns and manages four hospitals in the state of Alabama. Baptist Health System was founded in Birmingham in 1922 by a group of Baptist congregations. It is a ministry of the churches of the Birmingham Baptist Association whose representatives elect the Board of Trustees. For more information, please visit www.bhsala.com.

About Precyse

Precyse provides industry-leading expert services and comprehensive technologies that empower healthcare organizations to most effectively and efficiently capture, organize, secure and analyze clinical data and transform it into actionable information, supporting the delivery of quality patient care and optimizing operating performance. Precyse has enabled 1,000 hospitals and health systems nationwide to improve efficiency and deliver tangible outcomes for more than a decade. With products ranging from an integrated transcription and coding platform with advanced speech recognition, expert workflow technologies and Natural Language Comprehension™ to HIM consulting and services, Precyse’s flexible software can be delivered standalone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Now more than ever, hospitals and health systems are challenged to achieve meaningful use of the legal health record. Precyse is the partner hospitals across the country choose to achieve this goal. To learn more, visit www.precyse.com.

February 21, 2012 I Written By

ChartLogic Launches Stella at HIMSS; New EHR Overlay Uses Voice Recognition Technology Similar to Apple’s Siri – #HIMSS12

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ChartLogic, a leading national provider of EHR systems, today announced Stella, a voice recognition overlay compatible with all leading EHR systems. Utilizing the same type of cloud-based natural language processing (NLP) employed in Apple’s Siri, Stella can greatly speed workflow for physicians by enabling them to use iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices with their hospital’s EHR system.

Stella is being demonstrated at HIMSS 12 at ChartLogic’s booth #14024. Stella is also one of the key technologies selected for use in the Health Story Project, which is located in the HIMSS 12 Interoperability Showcase.

“Stella leverages the speed and ease-of-use of voice dictation, which is preferred by many physicians. Stella allows physicians to dictate, type, or touch (iPad) to review and create clinical documentation. While including a dictation option, it goes much further, using NLP to understand medical terminology and voice commands,” said Brad Melis, founder and executive vice president, ChartLogic.

Stella allows physicians to “bring their own device.” Working as an overlay application, it provides access via mobile devices to hospital EHR systems without the need to replace or revamp the current system.

Melis noted that Stella will help medical groups meet the proposed interoperability standards for meaningful use. For example, Stella will facilitate documenting and transmitting clinical care documents because it is the first cloud-based EHR application that natively incorporates the new CDA (common document architecture) Level 2 standard. This helps meet the proposed meaningful use requirement that EHRs have the capability of producing human readable (and computable) documents.

ChartLogic

Founded in 1994, serves more than 2,000 physicians nationwide. ChartLogic EHR is certified for meaningful use and more than 200 ChartLogic customers have qualified for incentive payments. ChartLogic’s EHR suite includes electronic medical records, a patient portal, medical billing software, document management and interactive patient education. For more information, visit www.chartlogic.com.

February 17, 2012 I Written By

Precyse Announces Commercial Release of Revolutionary Intelligent Workflow Solution for Health Information Management

Precyse (Wayne, PA and Alpharetta, GA) has announced the General Availability of PrecyseCode™, its revolutionary intelligent workflow solution for health information management. Now commercially available, the precyseCode software features Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) that uses unique Natural Language Comprehension™ (NLC) to create a patient’s clinical story, allowing for the assignment of appropriate, compliant ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnosis codes, procedure codes and SNOMED clinical terminology. It has already proven to accelerate hospital and health system revenue cycles by minimize coding backlogs, facility Discharged Not Final Billed (DNFB) levels, audit exposure and denied claims. PrecyseCode turbo charges productivity and results, positively impacting the bottom line.

While accurate and efficient coding may be at the heart of the overwhelming challenges facing healthcare providers today, automated systems that merely provide ‘coding-only’ solutions will not suffice. PrecyseCode represents an automated coding solution that goes beyond coding to unify and optimize the entire workflow process, from physicians to coders to clinical staff and to management. Precyse has already seen 20% increases in coder productivity with precyseCode, and expects that figure to climb as high as 50% as the system ‘learns’ from its earlier coding assignments.

PrecyseCode™ Improves Coding Quality and Productivity, Enabling Providers to Accelerate Meaningful Use of the Electronic Health Record and Prepare for ICD-10

Wayne, Pa. and Alpharetta, Ga., May 03, 2011—Precyse, a leader in health information management (HIM) services and technologies, announces the general availability of precyseCode™, the most advanced and comprehensive health information management platform available today. PrecyseCode is driven by state-of-the-art technologies that understand and process human voice, converting it to text and transforming it to information. Now commercially available, the precyseCode software features Computer-Assisted Coding that uses unique Natural Language Comprehension™ (NLC) to create a patient’s clinical story, allowing for the assignment of appropriate, compliant ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnosis codes, procedure codes and SNOMED clinical terminology.

NLC is achieved through the unique combination of M*Modal’s contextual understanding technology with Precyse’s collaborative technology platform and extensive coding and clinical documentation expertise.  PrecyseCode is the industry’s first computer-assisted and NLC-driven intelligent workflow solution. This powerful combination provides a single, comprehensive platform to optimize coding processes, accelerate revenue cycles, and support healthcare organizations as they navigate through compliance challenges, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) initiatives, migrate to ICD-10, and meet health reform and Meaningful Use initiatives head on.

“While accurate and efficient coding may be at the heart of the overwhelming challenges facing healthcare providers today, automated systems that merely provide ‘coding-only’ solutions will not suffice,” said Ken Lacy, President and General Manager of Precyse Advanced Technologies, the R&D division of Precyse. “precyseCode represents an automated coding solution that goes beyond coding to unify and optimize the entire workflow process, from physicians to coders to clinical staff and to management. We’ve already seen 20% increases in coder productivity with precyseCode, and we expect that figure to climb as high as 50% as the system ‘learns’ from its earlier coding assignments.”

Lacy added, “Rather than reengineering existing automated systems to adapt to the changing healthcare environment, our goal was to develop a ‘from the ground up’ solution that would meet all of the current and future needs of healthcare providers. We carefully analyzed all of the various user needs and built solutions for them into precyseCode. We are extremely pleased with the result, and believe that it is the type of single solution that providers will need to be successful in the future.”

A key feature of precyseCode is its NLC capability, which reads both structured and unstructured data and reorganizes it into better, more understandable information that supports powerful capture and interpretation of clinical findings. This episode-specific patient narrative is then electronically tagged to be easily searched, mined and analyzed. Combined with NLC, real-time dashboards provide a unified view for everyone involved in the documentation workflow process. And since precyseCode already includes SNOMED (Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine) and ICD-10 codes, it allows coders to begin learning ICD-10 immediately, offsetting any anticipated declines in productivity and assuring a smooth transition in October 2013.

Lacy also noted that precyseCode offers healthcare providers a means of reducing costs and finding new sources of revenue. “The product has been proven to minimize coding backlogs, facility DNFB levels, RAC exposure and denied claims and to accelerate revenue cycles,” he said. “By allowing and processing physician queries directly in the system, it allows clinical documentation that more accurately describes the level of care provided. And by making coders more productive, it reduces the need for outside contract staffing resources to accommodate overflow.”

PrecyseCode is already achieving noteworthy results in various healthcare organizations around the nation. For example, Precyse and M*Modal have partnered with Geisinger Health System to put precyseCode’s ICD-10-ready automated clinical documentation and NLC coding software to work.  At Geisinger, the software will bridge medical dictation, transcription, coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) processes by capturing physician dictation, editing it, coding it and directing it into electronic health record (EHR) software platform. Based in Danville, Pa., Geisinger Health System is widely recognized for its implementation of innovative care models and deployment of state of the art technologies. Using precyseCode, Geisinger physicians can dictate directly into the EHR with minimal impact to their workflow patterns. Clinical information is electronically tagged to be easily searched, mined and analyzed by healthcare team members responsible for driving hospital care and outcomes. Geisinger and Precyse aim to see this collaborative technology replicated across the country.

“Our main goals are to optimize the coding process, improve workflow and accelerate ICD-10 transition,” said Joan Topper, Vice President, IT Optimization, Geisinger Health System. “The management and coding teams at Geisinger are already seeing early improvements in both productivity and workflow, and I’m confident that this trend will continue as we go forward.  We are all very excited to use one system that meets all of our facility and professional coding needs.”

The Baptist Health System (BHS) in Birmingham, Ala., also uses precyseCode to resolve a variety of challenges in its centralized coding department that supports four acute care hospital operations.  According to Chloe Phillips, Corporate Director of HIM, BHS, “precyseCode technologies have simplified processes and streamlined our workflow. It has been instrumental in increasing productivity, accuracy and quality, while accelerating our revenue cycle and significantly reducing costs.”

About Precyse Advanced Technologies

Precyse Advanced Technologies (PAT) is the R&D division of Precyse. Software products built by PAT were designed to accelerate the capture and utilization of the patient story and advance the transformation of clinical data into meaningful health information. These products accelerate hospital and health system revenue cycles with precyseCode™, the most comprehensive, intelligent workflow and collaboration solution available today. With its proprietary Natural Language Comprehension™, Computer-Assisted Coding and robust content knowledge, precyseCode has been engineered to deliver greater coding speed and productivity, and lead the healthcare industry through the migration to ICD-10 and the costly, time time-consuming process of improving clinical documentation. This flexible software solution can be delivered standalone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Precyse Advanced Technologies is an affiliate of Precyse, sparking operational excellence and superior financial performance for more than 850 hospitals and health systems nationwide. Now in its twelfth year, Precyse continues to lead the industry with its Transcription, Coding, Health Information Management, Oncology Data Management and Clinical Documentation Improvement services. To learn more, visit www.precyse.com

About M*Modal

M*Modal, the market leader in advanced Speech Understanding™ technology, combines industry leading technology and clinical documentation services to produce highly accurate, structured, encoded and shareable medical documents to facilitate the use and adoptability of electronic health records. More than 800 healthcare organizations nationwide utilize M*Modal’s solutions to increase patient safety and promote continuity of patient care. For more information, please visit www.mmodal.com.

About Precyse

Precyse provides industry leading expert services and comprehensive technologies that empower healthcare organizations to most effectively and efficiently capture, organize, secure and analyze clinical data and transform it into actionable information, supporting the delivery of quality patient care and optimizing operating performance. Precyse has enabled more than 850 hospitals and health systems nationwide to improve efficiency and deliver tangible outcomes for more than a decade. With products ranging from an integrated transcription and coding platform with advanced speech recognition, expert workflow technologies and Natural Language Comprehension™ to HIM consulting and services, Precyse’s flexible software can be delivered standalone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Now more than ever, hospitals and health systems are challenged to achieve meaningful use of the legal health record. Precyse is the partner hospitals across the country choose to achieve this goal. To learn more, visit www.precyse.com.

May 5, 2011 I Written By

WebChartMD Partners with M*Modal to Enhance Transcription Workflow Platform with Speech Understanding™ Technology

M*Modal and WebChartMD today announced the completion of M*Modal’s Speech Understanding technology integration into the WebChartMD platform. The announcement is made in conjunction with the Clinical Documentation Industry Association (CDIA) Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC.

M*Modal’s Speech Understanding Brings Powerful Productivity Capabilities to WebChartMD Customers

Pittsburgh, PA and Johnson City, TN— April 13, 2011 — (CDIA Booths 100 and 101)  M*Modal, the industry leader in advanced Speech Understanding™ technology, and WebChartMD, an advanced web-based application used by thousands of healthcare professionals nationwide for the creation and management of clinical documentation, today announced the completion of M*Modal’s Speech Understanding technology integration into the WebChartMD platform.  M*Modal’s speech understanding technology, now part of WebChartMD’s robust transcription workflow platform, is already being adopted by the almost 100 medical transcription service organizations currently using the WebChartMD platform.  The announcement is made in conjunction with the Clinical Documentation Industry Association (CDIA) Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC.

As an advanced application service provider that works with hospitals, clinics and transcription companies, WebChartMD utilizes M*Modal’s Speech Understanding platform to provide an integrated back-end speech solution for its clients who need to drive efficiencies by turning transcriptionists into highly productive editors.  This move reflects WebChartMD’s strategy of incorporating advanced technologies into its end-to-end workflow system, and the selection of M*Modal brings a proven platform relied on extensively by most of the leading MTSO’s in the industry.

“We are always looking for technologies that will enable our clients to cut costs, grow their businesses, and help provide better healthcare to their patients,” said Mark Christensen, Manager, Business Development, WebChartMD. “M*Modal’s  Speech Understanding solution has a clear record of success in helping its customers deliver on these goals, making it our optimal choice.”

“The technology bar is being raised continually for clinical documentation platforms as MTSOs and other users demand more productivity and intelligence from their narrative documentation,” said Michael Finke, CEO, M*Modal. “We are thrilled that this partnership brings together two technology leaders committed to staying ahead of those growing customer requirements.”

M*Modal works with a wide variety of clinical documentation, RIS/PACS, EHR, and other software and service partners who leverage the company’s unique Speech Understanding platform.

About WebChartMD
WebChartMD is one of the newest and most technologically advanced application service providers in the healthcare industry. WebChartMD was written with entirely new code from cutting edge software advances like Microsoft .Net 3.5, Ajax user interface code and Asterisk open source telephony software. Commercially launched in January 2007, WebChartMD has grown an average of 15% per month, and today has over 5,000 daily users on the system. WebChartMD is based in Johnson City, Tennessee, and currently has 12 full-time employees.

About M*Modal
M*Modal, the market leader in advanced Speech Understanding™ technology, combines industry leading technology and clinical documentation services to produce highly accurate, structured, encoded and shareable medical documents to facilitate the use and adoptability of electronic health records. More than 800 healthcare organizations nationwide utilize M*Modal’s solutions to increase patient safety and promote continuity of patient care. For more information, please visit www.mmodal.com.

April 24, 2011 I Written By

MTEC Announces Release of NexGen Speech Recognition Editing and Medical Transcription Training Program

Students Go Hands-On with Advanced Speech Recognition Software at Same Great Price, Prep for New Clinical Documentation Careers.

Fairlawn, OH (December 9, 2010)MTEC, the leading online Medical Transcription
and Editing training program, proudly announces the January 2011 release of
its NexGen Speech Recognition Editing and Medical Transcription Program. In
response to industry demands for greater clinical documentation expertise, MTEC is
moving their curriculum to the next level. The new NexGen program is the first step in
this important industry migration and is being provided to students at the same price
as current curriculum.

“Many online programs lack the essential component of hands-on, real-world
technology experience,” mentions Sean Carroll, CEO of MTEC. The NexGen
program integrates industry-leading speech recognition software into existing,
online curriculum. “Research with our employers indicates these skills are the
very foundation to a future in the field of clinical documentation and key to student
success in live, production environments,” Carroll adds.

“Our graduates already have the highest satisfaction level in the industry, and now
they will get the technology foundation to expand their skill set and prepare them for
the changing world of clinical documentation,” mentions Kim Buchanan, CMT, AHDI-
F, Director of Education for MTEC.

The new NexGen program provides a seat license for the speech-enabled Fuzion™
medical training platform, the RMT credentialing exam as the final exam; as well
as, mobile learning capabilities with all electronic books. MTEC also prepares their
students for the new healthcare environment by orienting them to the Electronic
Health Record (EHR) as well as educating them on HIPAA standards and information
privacy and security compliance.

About MTEC

The Medical Transcription Education Center (MTEC) was developed and founded in
1996 and is the first school to be approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate
Program (ACCP), a joint committee established by AHDI and AHIMA for certifying
and approving medical transcription education programs. MTEC’s academic purpose
is to prepare students for productive careers in the dynamic, ever-changing, and
challenging medical transcription and editing profession. MTEC is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Webmedx. MTEC is approved by the State of Ohio Board of Career
Colleges and Schools, Certificate #08-11-1886T.

December 10, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.