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August 6, 2012

Illinois hospital upgrades EHR, clinical documentation process

Anderson Hospital, an independent, not-for-profit hospital in Illinois, US, has chosen M*Modal Fluency Direct for speech-enablement of two separate electronic health record (EHR) implementations.

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Anderson Hospital, an independent, not-for-profit hospital in Illinois, US, has chosen M*Modal Fluency Direct for speech-enablement of two separate electronic health record (EHR) implementations.

The 151-bed hospital needed to implement speech technology to coincide with its Meditech EHR transition in the main hospital and NextGen EHR transition across its physician offices.

M*Modal chairman and CEO Vern Davenport said M*Modal was selected by Anderson Hospital to deliver clinical documentation solutions and support two simultaneous EHR implementations.

"M*Modal’s cloud-based technology was developed to meet the needs of hospitals like Anderson that require a quick, seamless changeover, improving the EHR and clinical documentation process for IT and physicians without disrupting patient care," Davenport added.

"M*Modal’s cloud-based technology was developed to meet the needs of hospitals like Anderson that require a quick, seamless changeover."

The M*Modal Fluency Direct technology links speech recognition and Natural Language Understanding together in one process. M*Modal’s Speech Understanding solution displaces Anderson Hospital’s legacy speech software.

The longer term benefit of leveraging the huge amount of unstructured data being created will improve care and create better informed financial decisions, according to the hospital.

Anderson Hospital HIM and performance improvement director Michelle Malawy said the M*Modal technology has enabled the hospital to offer its physicians a usable, flexible speech solution to alleviate any stress about transitioning to EHRs.

"Many of our physicians have been directly quoted as saying they ‘love’ the speech recognition piece of the electronic health record, helping us more easily achieve our goal with the roll out of the new EHR," Malawy added.

M*Modal Fluency is a family of cloud-based solutions for dictation capture, speech recognition editing and document distribution to optimise clinical information workflow, speed up the revenue cycle, help achieve HIPAA and regulatory compliance, in addition to meeting Meaningful Use and EHR requirements.

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