Nuance today announced that it has acquired Philips Speech Recognition Systems (PSRS). With the combined resources of Nuance and PSRS, Nuance significantly enhances its ability to deliver innovative, speech-driven clinical documentation and communication solutions to healthcare organizations throughout Europe.
Through this transaction, Nuance expands upon its mission to transform the way healthcare organizations document patient care. In recent years Nuance has targetted the estimated $10 billion spent annually for medical transcription alone. The opportunity for automated documentation solutions is also significant in Europe, where an estimated $2 billion is spent each year for manually processing clinical information and where governments have made substantial investments to digitize healthcare systems, such as the $24 billion applied to the National Health Service National Programme for IT in England. [click heading for more]
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Royal Philips Electronics announced today that it has signed a global licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp. to bring industrial grade speech recognition to Microsoft’s Amalga family of enterprise healthcare solutions. Microsoft will offer Philips SpeechMagic to customers using Microsoft Amalga Hospital Information System (Amalga HIS) and Amalga RIS/PACS, with the goal of helping healthcare providers generate accurate, actionable information that is sharable, searchable and contributes to making clinical improvements. [click heading for more]
Royal Philips Electronics has released its speech recognition-based report management software, Philips SpeechMagic Executive Advanced (SMEA), in Finland.
The software is to be made available to Finnish hospitals, in order to help speed up the availability of medical reports and information. [click heading for more]
Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced today that it has appointed Dr. Theo Bosma to help expand its portfolio of professional services for information capturing in healthcare. Dr. Bosma, who joins from Aurora, Colo.-based Health Language, Inc., will hold the position of business development manager at Philips Speech Recognition Systems. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and technology-related fields, including business consulting and large IT project management, Dr. Bosma is an expert on standardized terminology and coding.[click heading for more]
Royal Philips Electronics announced today the release of a report management solution for Finnish hospitals that is expected to significantly speed up the availability of medical reports and information. Philips SpeechMagic Executive Advanced (SMEA) caters to a variety of medical documentation use cases from dictation and transcription to speech recognition. The system seamlessly integrates with any healthcare infrastructure and features the new Finnish MultiMed ConText for hospital-wide speech recognition. The solution strengthens Philips position as the only company to provide healthcare speech recognition solutions for the major Nordic countries, including Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. [click heading for more]
Euromed Networks today announced that it has signed a partnership with Philips Speech Recognition Systems, for the integration and distribution of the company’s SpeechMagic platform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Euromed Networks’ digital dictation and image management software MedSpeech now features Philips industrial grade speech recognition for accurate, convenient and efficient information capturing. MedSpeech powered by SpeechMagic has been designed to seamlessly integrate with healthcare IT applications, such as hospital or radiology information system (HIS/RIS) or picture archiving and communications systems (PACS). Highly scalable and network-based, the solution supports large volumes of dictations and a high number of simultaneous users.[click heading for more]
Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced today the launch of its services portfolio which enables its global network of SpeechMagic partners to access the company’s know-how and expertise in the field of healthcare documentation. The aim is to facilitate the integration, deployment and support of the SpeechMagic platform as well as provide expert consultancy on productive medical reporting. The launch of its service portfolio is part of Philips Speech Recognition Systems’ strategy to grow from a technology provider into a team of globally recognized experts on information capturing in healthcare. [click heading for more]
Royal Philips Electronics announced today that Ulleval University Hospital in Oslo - Norway's largest clinical centre - will roll out SpeechMagic to more than 1,000 physicians across all medical specialties.Upon completion at the beginning of 2009, the implementation is expected to be the world's largest deployment of front-end speech recognition at one single hospital site. The hospital expects to increase the quality of medical reports, speed up documentation workflows and reduce administrative costs. [click heading for more]
Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced today that Ulleval University Hospital in Oslo, Norway’s largest clinical center, will roll out the company’s SpeechMagic to more than 1,000 physicians across all medical specialties. When completed at the beginning of 2009, the implementation is expected to be the world’s largest deployment of front-end speech recognition at one single hospital site. The hospital expects to increase the quality of medical reports, speed up documentation workflows and reduce administrative costs which can result in improved patient care.[click heading for more]
Royal Philips Electronics today announced that its SpeechMagic technology will be integrated into VoiceViewer’s application software to support the accurate and efficient capture of patient information at the point of care. The companies will showcase a new handheld device that allows nursing staff to enter information into their systems by voice. With this collaboration, Philips continues to expand the application of speech recognition technologies in healthcare and support patient safety by enabling healthcare staff to capture and act upon reliable information.
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