Nuance says it’s seeing growing international demand for its clinical dictation technology, and that it’s expanding accordingly. In a statement, the company elaborated on these efforts by focusing on its initiatives in the UK and Canada.
In Britain, Nuance has begun to roll out its Dragon Medical One platform, which it has connected with the National Health Service’s broadband network. Commenting on the benefits of this speech recognition technology for patient documentation, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust CCIO and ED Consultant Dr. Andrew Adair attested, “Speech recognition has transformed our ED, releasing our doctors and nurses from the shackles of clinical documentation, and enabling them to spend more time treating patients.”
Dragon Medical One was also launched in Canada earlier this year, running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, as it does in the UK. Commenting on the solution’s promise, North York General Hospital and Michael Garron Hospital Joint CIO Sumon Acharjee said, “Nuance’s Dragon Medical One will help enable Canadian physicians have up-to-date technology as it fits seamlessly into their workflow and easily integrates with existing EHR technology.”
Nuance’s Dragon Medical software was the subject of a recently published multi-year study on the benefits of speech recognition in clinical settings. Conducted in collaboration with nonprofit hospital network Health Quest, the study found considerable enthusiasm for the technology among medical practitioners.