Establishing a routine screening program having a profound impact on patients
BURLINGTON, Mass., November 15, 2018 – Nuance Communications, Inc. today in conjunction with Baptist Health South Florida’s Miami Cancer Institute (MCI) announced that MCI has established a Lung Cancer Screening program that supports early diagnosis and thus more effective treatment of the disease.
The Lung Cancer Screening program at MCI is one of the busiest in the nation. MCI selected Nuance solutions for the ability to track eligible patients; manage and enable communications with patients; create diagnostic reports; and seamlessly connect to pathology, Electronic Health Records (“EHRs”) and cancer registries. MCI adopted PowerScribe Lung Cancer Screening, PowerScribe 360 Reporting, PowerScribe Workflow Orchestration, and PowerConnect Communicator to support its high-volume, high-value community lung cancer screening program.
“You need a system that’s HIPAA-compliant, can talk to your EHR, accurately renders the radiologist’s narrative, and keep all reports and imaging together. Nuance is the glue that keeps this all together for us,” says Dr. Juan Batlle, chief of thoracic imaging at Baptist Health South Florida and the Miami Cancer Institute. “Nuance helps us to make sure no cancer diagnosis falls through the cracks.”
In the program’s first three-and-a-half years, MCI scanned nearly 2,500 patients, with 3 percent of them requiring follow-up testing. Of those, MCI found and treated 26 proven cancers, 86 percent of which were early-stage.
“It is an honor to work with organizations like the Miami Cancer Institute. They’re having a profound impact on patients’ lives, and we are proud to support their successful program with technology that offers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for detecting lung cancer,” says Karen Holzberger, vice president and general manager of Nuance Healthcare’s Diagnostic Division.
To read the complete story about the Lung Cancer Screening Program at MCI, download the case study here.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/newsroom.
About Nuance Healthcare
Nuance provides intelligent systems that support a more natural and insightful approach to clinical documentation, freeing clinicians to spend more time caring for patients. Nuance healthcare solutions capture, improve and communicate more than 300 million patient stories each year, helping more than 500,000 clinicians in 10,000 global healthcare organizations to drive meaningful clinical and financial outcomes. Nuance’s award-winning clinical speech recognition, medical transcription, CDI, coding, quality and medical imaging solutions provide a more complete and accurate view of patient care.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that can understand, analyze and respond to human language to increase productivity and amplify human intelligence. With decades of domain and artificial intelligence expertise, Nuance works with thousands of organizations – in global industries that include healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, and retail – to create stronger relationships and better experiences for their customers and workforce. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
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