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Beyond speech recognition to speech understanding: Podcast interview with M*Modal’s Juergen Fritsch

Posted Apr 21 2010 1:11pm

I’ve written recently about how speech recognition can enhance physician productivity in the use of electronic health records. Meanwhile, M*Modal goes a step beyond voice recognition to what it calls “speech understanding” –the ability to transform physician dictation into a structured document. I saw a demonstration of the system and was impressed by the way the system interpreted the user’s dictation.

In this podcast interview, M*Modal’s chief scientist, Juergen Fritsch describes the philosophy behind the system, advantages over other approaches, and the company’s contribution to helping providers meet Meaningful Use requirements.

M*Modal has just been named to Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Healthcare Providers, 2010″ list, and I can understand why.

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