The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Nuance Communications have announced a new collaboration. As makers of Dragon Medical Enterprise, Nuance’s new affiliation will offer several advantages, including more effective use of the EMR by physicians, cost savings, and the use of natural language processing to improve clinical decision-making.

Information Week brought this information to our attention in their article, “Speech Recognition Takes New Role In Healthcare Analytics.” The implementation of Nuance is being used to convince physicians to fully embrace the EMR system.

Using natural language processing, or semantic technology, in healthcare has never been more popular. However, it does require special knowledge of terminology and coding to reduce errors. Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine assisted indexing system and specializing in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.