Duke to use M*Modal’s Speech Understanding technology to support Epic EHR

As published by Hospital Management.net

Duke University Health System (DUHS) in North Carolina, US, has opted for MModal’s speech understanding technology to support their Epic electronic health record (EHR) system. Upon the EHR’s implementation, the cloud-based technology will be made available to inpatient and ambulatory care physicians, to capture the patient’s clinical story and extract meaningful, actionable information. The technology is expected to support the efficient clinical decision making and strengthen the organisation’s research environment. DUHS chief information officer Art Glasgow said the technology will support its system-wide implementation of an EHR by giving more options for providers to capture critically important information and leverage the data for improved care decisions.

Modal’s speech understanding technology will allow providers to use their voice along with keyboard and mouse, to document care and navigate clinical applications. The technology converts the narrative into structured and encoded information, adding disjointedly captured data with meaningful information.

With the new technology, users can search and share huge amounts of encoded narrative and structured information, MModal said.

MModal chairman and CEO Vern Davenport said the collaboration with Duke presents an opportunity to capture and use of all clinical documentation originating from speech, driving meaningful improvements in care and physician productivity.

The Duke University Health System combines the Duke University School of Medicine, the Duke University School of Nursing, the Duke Clinic, and the member hospitals into a system of research, clinical care, and education.