Nuance Dragon Medical Mobile Search Now Available From the Apple App Store
Clinicians Can Search Medical References Any Time, Any Place, and Get Results from Online Medical Web sites such as Drugs.mobi, IMO®, MedLine, MedScape and Google – All at Once on the iPhone
BURLINGTON, Mass., August 19, 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.
“Recent and rapid improvements made within the smartphone industry have increased physician demand for easy-to-use, relevant, medically-oriented applications. However, similar to the personal computer and barriers associated with EMR adoption, keyboards, especially those found on smartphones, can slow clinicians down,” said Jon Wahrenberger, M.D., a cardiologist at Dartmouth Medical Center. “Extending speech recognition to the mobile clinical workflow speeds and simplifies the cumbersome process of having to type on a small keyboard. Dragon Medical Mobile Search has been a tremendous tool to easily access clinically relevant information at the point-of-care without having to fumble through various search engines or worry about spelling a medical term correctly.”
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; 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® Problem IT™, 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®.
“By applying speech-enabled search capabilities to IMO® Problem IT™ 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 in the U.S. for free for a limited time from the Apple iTunes App Store via iPhone or at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-medical-mobile-search/id383721108?mt=8
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