Nuance unveils medical dictation apps and an SDK at the HIMSS conference

Nuance is using the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Atlanta to talk about its medical mobile technologies, based on the Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice-to-text software. The company unveiled a series of apps for smartphone-equipped doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. The so called Dragon Medical Mobile suite consists of several applications:

  • Dragon Medical Mobile Dictation – which allows clinicians to dictate and capture information via a smartphone in real-time without having to return to the desktop, or rely on the keyboard or touch screen. All of the speech recognition is performed in the cloud using real-time streaming capabilities.
  • Dragon Medical Mobile Search – Touted as a healthcare version of its “Dragon Search,” the application allows clinicians to simply speak a request to conduct fast searches on various medical websites, including MedScape, MedLine, Epocrates and Google. It will be the first Dragon Medical Mobile App made available by April 30th.
  • Dragon Medical Mobile Recorder – enables clinicians to conduct on-the-go dictation on a smartphone. The server then does its speech recognition magic and creates a high-quality draft document. The application is designed for healthcare organizations that leverage Nuance’s enterprise-wide speech-enabled dictation and transcription solution, eScription or the Dictaphone Enterprise Speech System.

Finally, Nuance has also unveiled the Dragon Medical Mobile SDK that will be offered to third-party healthcare IT companies and partners, which could incorporate the Dragon Medical Mobile capabilities into their software. Eclipsys is the first company to embed Dragon Medical Mobile SDK within its mobile application suite to enable speech-driven navigation and clinical documentation.

And if you’re attending HIMSS, make sure to check out Nuance booth (#7633) to see previews of all the technologies mentioned above.

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