GE Healthcare adds M*Modal's speech understanding technology to
21 May 2008
GE Healthcare has announced a partnership agreement with M*Modal to
integrate its advanced speech understanding solutions into GE's
radiology reporting system.
The agreement will incorporate M*Modal’s advanced speech technology,
AnyModal Conversational Documentation Services (CDS), as part of GE’s
Centricity RIS-IC Reporting module. The solution will aim to benefit
physicians and radiologists with higher process efficiency, more
accurate clinical documentation and dictation without changes in
workflow. In addition, the technology is designed to continually learn,
so the more it is used, the more accurate it becomes.
“M*Modal’s unique speech understanding solution, AnyModal CDS, offers
a unique combination of speech recognition and natural language
understanding that captures a physician's meaning, transforming spoken
dictation into accurate, complete, and meaningful healthcare
documentation,” said Don Woodlock, Vice President and General Manager,
GE Healthcare IT.
Michael Finke, CEO of M*Modal said, "Ultimately, the ability to share
highly accurate, structured, encoded clinical documents improves the
efficiency of healthcare providers, and better information drives
improved patient care."
By combining AnyModal CDS within Centricity RIS-IC, physicians will
now be able to dictate without any change in workflow. The patented
speech understanding services transform the spoken dictation into a
draft report, automatically structured and encoded according to the
healthcare provider's documentation rules. Documents are generated in a
semantically interoperable HL7 CDA format to allow for streamlined
report sharing between practitioners and facilities.