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Nuance Dragon Medical Mobile Search Now Available From the Apple App Store

Posted Aug 18 2010 6:00am

Recently the desktop version of Dragon was released and now with the iPhone application speech recognition comes to the phone with being able to speak and search with a query and will include mapping to ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT®, and SNOMED CT terminology.  BD

Clinicians Can Search Medical References Any Time, Any Place, and Get Results from Online Medical Web sites such as Drugs.mobi, IMO®, MedLine, MedScape image and Google – All at Once on the iPhone

Press Release:

BURLINGTON, MA – August 18, 2010 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the availability of its Dragon Medical Mobile Search App on the Apple App Store. The intuitive voice-enabled medical search app for iPhone gives clinicians a smarter way to search for medical information. Dragon Medical Mobile Search is an advanced form of Nuance’s world-renowned Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, optimized to service millions of speakers’ simultaneous open-ended search queries; and is an extension of Nuance’s Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search consumer apps for the iPhone . The Dragon Medical Mobile Search App is currently being offered at no cost for a limited time.

Clinicians can simply dictate a search query and within seconds the Dragon Medical Mobile Search Carousel displays results from a variety of sources such as Drugs.mobi, IMO®, MedLine, MedScape and Google. For example, say “pneumonia” and the Search Carousel will direct users to related diseases, drug references, alternative medications, correct billing codes, journals and related articles from across all the search sites.  Say “naproxen” and you get similar results simultaneously from these sites, as well as the drug description, dosing and contraindications from Drugs.mobi. image

Dragon Medical Mobile Search is the first of four planned medical mobile solutions from Nuance that are designed to help streamline clinician workflow at the point-of-care. Dragon Medical Mobile Dictation, Dragon Medical Mobile Recorder and Dragon Medical Mobile SDK will be made available later this year; details on these apps can be found in this previous press release: Nuance Extends Power and Experience of Mobile, Voice-Enabled Documentation and Search to the Healthcare Industry; Unveils Dragon Medical Mobile Apps for Smartphones .

“As next generation smartphones like the iPhone become ‘must-have’ devices for clinicians, Nuance is committed to extending its market leading mobile speech technologies to the healthcare industry to provide clinicians with simple and intuitive speech-powered capabilities for these devices,” said Peter Durlach, senior vice president, marketing and product strategy, Nuance Healthcare. “With Dragon Medical Mobile Search, clinicians can take full advantage of the iPhone to improve patient care and clinical workflow at the point-of-care, without having to locate a PC or carry another device to search for necessary medical information and references.”

Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO®), a leader in clinical interface terminology, delivers provider-friendly medical terms to document the correct diagnoses and procedures within the EHR. In practice, clinicians use many different synonyms, acronyms, eponyms, abbreviations and other terms to describe the same diseases and problems. Using IMO® ProblemÍITЙ, clinicians gain easy access to the more than 100,000 clinically relevant medical terms, which help them express their intent while at the same time to ensure the correct coding is mapped to ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT®, and SNOMED CT®. image

“By applying speech-enabled search capabilities to IMO® ProblemÍITЙ through the Dragon Medical Mobile Search App, clinicians can now utilize the power of IMO’s clinical interface terminology products wherever they are via their smartphone. The combination of IMO’s robust clinical terminology, paired with the speech-powered search capabilities of Nuance’s mobile speech recognition app will enhance clinicians’ mobile search experience of capturing the clinical intent of a term through one of the fastest growing healthcare communication devices,” says Frank Naeymi-Rad, chief executive officer, IMO.

The Dragon Medical Search App is available for free for a limited time from the App Store via iPhone or at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-medical-mobile-search/id383721108?mt=8

To learn more about Nuance’s healthcare offerings please visit http://www.nuance.com/healthcare/ . Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NUAN_Healthcare , @DragonTweets and @NuanceMobile, and become a fan of Dragon Medical on Facebook .

ABOUT IMO

Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) develops, manages, and licenses medical vocabularies and software applications using the medical vocabulary for health care organizations. IMO’s Clinical Interface Terminology products, including IMO Problem ÍITЙ, provide seamless mapping of diagnostic terminologies to billing codes and medical concepts. IMO provides the tools necessary for health care organizations to authoritatively support uniform labeling of health profiles, services rendered, and outcomes across their enterprise. This intersection of clinical and financial data provides health care organizations with dependable quality information to deliver services, bear risk, and to enable efficient, cost-effective operation and accountability. IMO’s products improve physician satisfaction, facilitate physician adoption, speed the coding process, reduce unnecessary physician-coder communication, and result in fewer rejected claims. More information is available here: http://www.imo-online.com .

Nuance’s Healthcare Business

Nuance’s healthcare portfolio of proven, speech-enabled clinical documentation and communication solutions enable healthcare provider organizations to improve financial performance, enhance patient care, and increase patient safety. With more than 5,000 healthcare provider organization customers worldwide, Nuance has the experience and solutions that meet the individual needs of any size healthcare provider organization.

Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications and professional services. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com .


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