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Secure and efficient communications supports quality patient care and the clinician experience

Care team communication technology is key for physician efficiency and patient care, as the current amount of time physicians and nurses waste trying to coordinate care without these tools is staggering This is part of our series highlighting apps that power physicians with voice using the new Dragon Medical One cloud platform. Care Thread is […]

Adding speech to secure clinical communications benefits doctors and patients

This is part of our series highlighting apps that power physicians with voice using the new Dragon Medical One cloud platform. One of the first mobile productivity apps to be voice-powered through this newly announced cloud platform, Doc Halo, aims to continuously improve the way healthcare professionals communicate. The Doc Halo Clinical Communication Platform is […]

Voice recognition brings added value to secure communications in healthcare.

This is part of our series highlighting apps that power physicians with voice using the new Dragon Medical One cloud platform. Imprivata Cortext, a secure communications platform for healthcare, replaces paging with mobile and desktop messaging to enable care coordination, mass notification and patient engagement. The platform, now integrated with Nuance Dragon® Medical speech recognition, […]

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This is part of our series highlighting apps that power physicians with voice using the new Dragon Medical One cloud platform. TigerText’s developer platform, TigerConnect, enables developers in the healthcare industry to build secure messaging solutions into their applications in seconds instead of years. This platform gives healthcare developers the tools they need to solve […]

physicians need portable, secure, compatible technology to better capture the EMR and care for patients

Over the past several years, we’ve seen a lot of new technology that’s intended to help clinicians better capture a patient’s story. The accuracy and completeness of this story in a patient’s electronic medical record (EMR) is so important to help clinicians make the best care decisions while also ensuring they are meeting compliance requirements […]

The future of health IT in a post-EHR world

Inspector Gadget was, by far, my favorite show growing up.  It had everything: mystery, a bionic detective, an evil genius looking to take over the world, a bipedal talking dog named Brain, and, of course, Penny. Penny was the coolest.  In addition to being roughly my age at the time, she was resourceful, constantly solving […]

The benefits of clinical speech recognition solutions

I’ve worked in the healthcare industry for many years, and the ways consumer trends shape health IT design have always interested me.  Working for a company that represents both industries is an exciting place to be, but has also underlined the fact that there are fundamental differences between the two types of technologies. And, when […]

Secrets for creating a better patient experience

It’s nothing new for businesses – even healthcare organizations – to evaluate how they are doing in the eyes of customers; but in healthcare, the “patient experience” has taken on greater meaning. It’s no longer just the healthcare developer community, user interface (UI) experts, or a single healthcare administrator talking about the importance of the […]

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I’ll admit it: I’m a James Bond fan.  And one of the things I love most is the obligatory scene in every film where Q does a run-down of all the gadgets with which Bond will be outfitted—including the upgrades to his always-impressive car. Despite having been penned more than 50 years ago, Ian Fleming […]

MCIS Clinicals provides better patient care

What does this app do? MCIS (Marshfield Clinic Information Services) provides a powerful, cloud-based clinical platform that drives the efficient and effective practice of medicine. MCIS Clinicals, a premium electronic health record (EHR), integrates analytic insights (MCIS Insights) and a patient portal (MCIS Patient) to improve the delivery of patient care, ensuring optimal workflow across […]

The Oregon Trail video game taught us four steps to pioneering health IT design for better usability

I grew up during the era when PC video gaming was gaining popularity.  It was an exciting time when trail-blazing designers and developers created masterpieces like the Oregon Trail, forcing school children everywhere to decide whether to ford the river, or caulk and float their wagons across it—and, most importantly, learn what those phrases meant. […]

App provides integrated dictation radiology workflow

What does this app do? Voice2Dox, developed by IDS, Inc., provides an integrated dictation workflow for radiologists and other medical providers. The application allows radiologists to read cases in different modes and to decide case by case which method to use: full front-end speech recognition, speech-recognition with help from an editor, traditional dictation and transcription, […]

How 2015 trends will drive health IT adoption

I’ve always found health IT fascinating, particularly the unexpected twists and turns it takes.  In many ways, the industry is slow to adopt and integrate many modern technological conveniences that we see take off with great success in the consumer space – and this is for very real and necessary reasons.   But, then there are […]

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What does this app do?  CSpeak Anywhere, developed by Clinically Speaking, is an HTML-native application that leverages the HTML capabilities of the GE Centricity EMR.  Speech recognition software has been built into the core of the application, allowing full voice recognition and command and control capabilities. What challenges or needs did you see/experience in the […]

Metrix Health: mhealth app

What does this app do? At Metrix Health, we believe that physician productivity is an enabler of more effective, safer patient care.  Metrix Surgery is a comprehensive platform that maximizes intraoperative productivity, collaboration, and medical error reduction. On the client side, Metrix Surgery consists of three core components: Metrix Dictate, Metrix Consult, and Metrix Replay. […]

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Recently I spoke with a writer about how after decades of being resistant to change, the healthcare industry is now ready to disrupt old ways of thinking and try new technologies that will help physicians and patients interact with the health system differently and better. At Nuance, we are working closely with universities, leading academic […]

PrognoCIS mhealth app

We recently spoke with team at Bizmatics, Inc. to learn about their latest app, PrognoCIS. What does this app do? The PrognoCIS iPhone app gives physicians mobile access to the PrognoCIS EMR, and empowering them to provide timely and efficient patient care.  Its critical features are: Quickly register a patient View Patient’s demographic details View […]

ScribeIQ

What does this app do? Leveraging cloud-based technology, ScribeIQ enables clinicians access to their patients’ electronic medical record (EMR) on any mobile device, from any location. The app displays patient information in a simplified, easy-to-read format, and enables clinicians to make medical record updates through an efficient and intuitive mobile platform. Using cloud-based clinical speech […]

Recently, Dr. John Halamka commented that we need to work towards finding “parsimony in healthcare.” By determining the least amount of components that need to change in order to obtain the greatest efficiencies, he believes that we can alleviate physician frustrations and avoid costly system replacements.  This idea was reinforced at the HxRefactored conference held […]

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We are living in an era where innovation is expected and culling data into information that can be used to improve lives is a natural part of that process.  But it wasn’t always this easy, especially in healthcare. More than 100 years ago, Florence Nightingale, who is credited as the founder of modern nursing, worked […]

Nextech

What does this app do? NexSpeak allows physicians the freedom of using the NexTech iPad application with the reliability and medical accuracy of Nuance cloud-based medical speech recognition technology to complete their notes. NexSpeak uses Nuance medical speech technology to eliminate the need for typing, saving clinicians’ time. Ease of integration allows users to start […]

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1.  What does this app do? TalkChart, by EvolveMed, is a cloud-based clinical documentation software platform that works the way clinicians think.  Clinicians are unique.  Their thought processes, practice patterns and communication styles differ regardless of the similarities in which they were trained.  TalkChart was engineered to mirror the communication and workflow preferences of its […]

In the last decade, technology has made massive strides in transforming a paper-based healthcare industry into a digital one; however, the unintended consequences of these implementations on our physicians have been significant.  We now stand on the threshold of new phase of health IT innovation, armed with the knowledge of end-user challenges.  It is time […]

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Developer company name:  Zoeticx, Inc. Website: www.zoeticx.com Name of apps: Nuance speech recognition technology is used with our CareIntelligence app, CareHistory app, and CareSynergy app on iOS devices. Who is your target audience (e.g. patients, providers) and what are your apps’ key offerings? Zoeticx designs apps for hospitals and clinical facilities with a targeted user-base […]

gEHRiMed

Accurate, real-time data capture is essential for delivering quality patient care.  This month, we’re featuring gEHRiMed, an electronic health record (EHR), from Geriatric Practice Management, designed for physicians, by physicians.   What is the big a-ha moment with your end users when you first demo your mHealth application for them? gEHRiMed is a complete ambulatory electronic […]

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The latest estimates suggest that new physicians only have about eight minutes to spend with each patient.  Today, much of their time is being devoted to “punching below their weight.”  In other words, while time focused on patient care wanes, resources and efforts devoted to things like paperwork (albeit digital paperwork) are on the rise […]

SwiftPayMD

Revenue cycle management is critical to ensuring the financial viability of healthcare organizations.  Accurate real-time data capture and efficient workflows are key focus areas that can reduce the lag time in billing.  This month, we’re featuring SwiftPayMD, a revenue cycle management platform from Iconic Data.  SwiftPayMD’s mobile, desktop and back-end server side technologies address critical […]

PowerChart Touch

Some jobs you can’t just “leave at the office.”  They follow you home, to the grocery store, and are at your kids’ soccer games.  Being a physician is one of these.  And new federal requirements are further taxing physicians’ already over-booked schedules.  Nuance and Cerner are both committed to providing intuitive technology solutions that accelerate […]

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What is the big “a-ha moment” with your end users when you first demo your mHealth application for them? Origin Speech is an integrated solution that sits between the physician and the medical application, and that enables the seamless sharing of data.  It is completely web-based and compatible with any electronic medical record.  So with […]

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What is the big a-ha moment with your end users when you first demo your mHealth application for them? Hermes SmartGuide Dictation is a voice-powered, digital assistant and dictation system that helps physicians get exactly what they need from Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and medical knowledge sources. It enables physicians to create comprehensive, thoughtful clinical […]

As part of a three-month thought leadership series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study by research2guidance, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the […]

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What is the big “a-ha” moment with your end users when you first demo your mHealth application for them? Sense.ly provides the patient with an easy-to-use interface that can deliver remote assessments, tailored rehabilitation exercises, and daily check-ins at their home or on a mobile phone or tablet using natural user interfaces including a virtual […]

As part of a three-month thought leadership series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study by research2guidance, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the […]

As part of a three-month thought leadership series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study by research2guidance, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the […]

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What is the big “a-ha” moment with your end users when you first demo your mHealth application for them? When medical practitioners see clinical notes getting generated instantaneously by just speaking to our certified Electronic Medical Record (EMR) application, MDlog, and immediately realize they can save significant time documenting notes without changing their daily workflow. […]

As part of a three-month thought leadership series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study by research2guidance, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the […]

As part of a three-month thought leadership series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study by research2guidance, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the […]

As part of a three-month thought leadership series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study by research2guidance, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the […]

As part of a three-month thought leadership series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study by research2guidance, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the […]

As part of a three-month thought leadership series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study by research2guidance, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the […]

As part of a series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the ways in which each of us […]

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What problems does your app solve in healthcare? Our mobile application, MedMaster Mobility,  is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare with its ability to seamlessly connect to existing legacy electronic health record (EHR) / electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Wherever the physician has privileges, even with different EHR/EMR systems, we can give them complete access with […]

As part of a three-month thought leadership series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study by research2guidance, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the […]

Florence Nightingale

We recently conducted a survey that found 80 percent of doctors surveyed believe that within five years virtual assistants will drastically change how they interact and use electronic health records (EHRs) and other healthcare apps, making them more efficient and freeing up time to spend on patients. Based on recent findings from the American College […]

As part of a three-month thought leadership series on mHealth, a market expected to reach $26 billion globally by 2017 according to a recent study by research2guidance, we’re featuring contributed posts from our “Advancing the mHealth Ecosystem” digital guide. For those of you just learning about the guide, it was created to highlight the ways […]

Answers by Dan Cane, President and CEO, Modernizing Medicine, Inc. What problems does your app solve in healthcare? Very few electronic medical record (EMR) systems are designed for specific medical specialties, like dermatology and ophthalmology, which in the past has forced physicians in those fields to select a “one-size-fits-all” EMR system. Those physicians have often […]

What Problems Does Your App Solve in Healthcare? Chart Talk EHR and Chart Talk Cloud create an intuitive interface which allows providers to quickly access, review, and make decisions on important patient data. Chart Talk then provides an interface optimized for speech recognition to document the patient encounter eliminating the 1,000 click interface common to […]

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What does your App do? Hippo Manager is a secure, full-function electronic health record (EHR), practice management and software platform provided at no cost.  Billing, appointment scheduling, charting, e-prescribing and messaging is just some of the features provided by Hippo Manager.  Hippo Manager is designed to provide the easiest to use experience of any application […]

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What does your App do? Care Thread provides secure mobile messaging and team-based collaboration solutions that empower hospital providers to maximize communications and productivity across care teams. Care Thread delivers a HIPAA-compliant mobile messaging solution that provides every member of the care team with real-time information detailing a patient’s status and treatment. Care Thread’s suite […]

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What does your App do? Our OMS Cardiovascular Information System™ provides a robust, comprehensive software solution for cardiology practices and hospital Cardiology product lines of all sizes. The product integrates electronic health records (EHRs) and 16 Invasive and Non Invasive Diagnostic modules specifically built for Cardiology practices. Our easy to use, feature rich solution possesses built in self-updating […]

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What does your App do? The 4medica Integrated OfficeSuite (SM) is the first of its kind; a fully integrated cloud-based practice integrated electronic health record (4medica iEHR®) and practice management solution that improves patient care, claim collection performance, regulatory compliance and reduces clinical error. It is a simple, easy, affordable and pain-free technology – a […]

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What does your App do? OneTouch EMR is an electronic medical records system that flows the way a doctor thinks.  This provides breakthrough usability and productivity for medical doctors.  OneTouch EMR is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription offering available through a native iPad app and all the leading web browsers.  Doctors interact with the system through […]

What does your App do? iConx is a native iPad app optimized for use with the NextGen electronic health record (EHR). iConx connects with the NextGen database to provide the user with a simple, engaging interface to the patient’s clinical information. iConx is optimized to display data in a manner that enhances workflow by limiting […]

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What does your App do? DrCloudEMR is a secure, web-based, ONC-ATCB certified, HIPAA-compliant, EMR with an “always on” architecture.  It takes on the infrastructure responsibility so you can do what you do best – take care of patients.  DrCloudEMR is available anywhere, anytime. Who uses your App? Physicians, Clinicians, Front Office Staff, Administrative and Accounting Staff, Patients […]

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What does your App do? Lightning Charts is a native iPad application developed for bedside Emergency Department physician documentation.  Lightning Charts comes with more than 1,700 pre-populated templates that the physician simply “edits-to-accuracy,” saving the clinician significant time and improving risk management by capturing patient information at the bedside. Our app features 100% real-time compliance with CMS core […]

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What does your App do? EZ DERM is an automated electronic health record (EHR) that is designed for the field of dermatology.  Using a touch interface, anatomically accurate 3D body maps, Nuance’s speech recognition technology, and shorthand recognition, EZ DERM enables dermatologists and their staff to quickly and intuitively document patient encounters.  Clinical decision support […]

What does your app do? Our Emergency Department Information System for the iPad lets doctors and nurses work at the bedside and offers hospitals a profound return on investment. Who uses your App? Our application is for emergency doctors and nurses. What are the top 5 features/benefits of your App? Patient Tracking Physician Order Entry […]

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What does your App do? Better Day™ EHR & Documentation Solution is a web-based healthcare software platform that was created to provide a comprehensive solution to healthcare providers that passively and unobtrusively streamlines clinical documentation, saves time and lowers costs while improving patient-provider relationships. Better Day™ Health is focused on bringing to market a first-of-breed ‘smart’ […]

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This month, at Nuance Healthcare, we sat down with Azalea Health Innovations, Inc. to ask them a few questions about their new voice-enabled app: Azalea EHR. Check out the interview below. What does your App do? The ONC-Certified complete ambulatory Azalea℠ EHR system, which is cloud-based and web-based, encompasses the entire spectrum of a medical practice from scheduling, […]