Nuance Lands NY Healthcare Customer

October 29, 2007 08:51 AM

Nuance Communications Inc. of Burlington said today that a primary healthcare delivery system in Upstate New York is using more of its speech technology in compiling patient data.

Lifetime Health Medical Group, a nonprofit system that serves geographies in and around Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y., has integrated a Nuance product called Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 9 with its electronic-medical- record, or EMR, systems, Nuance said.

As a result, Lifetime Health doctors can describe "the patient encounter in their own words directly into the EMR through free-form dictation," Nuance said.

That option not only increases accuracy and cut costs, but it virtually eliminates doctors' reliance "on data entry via the keyboard," Nuance said.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)