Philips integrate SpeechMagic with 3M creation suite

  • 15 October 2007

Users of the Philips speech recognition engine SpeechMagic will be able to create documents immediately, after the company signed a deal to integrate the software with 3M’s document creation suite of products.

The Dutch firm say that the deal will help to ‘further accelerate uninterrupted growth in healthcare speech recognition’.

Any user who has 3M document creation software on their desktop will be able to have speech recognition directly input onto a document using 3M’s voice management system.

Nancy Larson, president of 3M Health Information Systems, said: “Our customers are now provided with speech recognition technology that leverages decades of experience and know-how from the world’s largest healthcare speech recognition deployments.

“Together, we will enhance information management in hospitals, because today information drives an organization’s ability to manage revenue and resources, comply with regulations, and ultimately, to improve the quality of patient care.”

Philips say the partnership will enable healthcare organisations to be able to produce all-important reports faster, which a user will be able to attach to online medical records.

This coupled with the ongoing imperative to improve patient safety, means that demand for fast, high quality medical transcription is at an all-time high, they argue.

Marcel Wassink, CEO of Philips Speech Recognition Systems said: “In today’s team-based approach to medicine, accurate documentation can save lives; it ensures that all team-members during every stage of the care cycle have access to the latest patient information. Speech recognition speeds up the availability of medical reports and helps ensure consistent healthcare documentation, which is critical to the safe delivery of care.”

The partnership follows July’s news that SpeechMagic has successfully received ‘Citrix Ready’ status, which will allow thousands of clinicians to remotely access speech recognition from any location.



3M Health Information Systems  

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