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Breakthrough M*Modal Technology Helps Allegheny Health Network Standardize Speech-Driven Radiology Reporting Across the Enterprise

Published on November 29, 2016

Franklin, TN – Nov. 29, 2016 – M*Modal, a leading provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding™ solutions, today announced that Allegheny Health Network (AHN), part of  Highmark Health, has selected M*Modal Fluency for Imaging® as its multi-facility radiology reporting and workflow management solution.

With M*Modal, AHN has implemented  a cohesive documentation strategy to  deliver high-quality reports for approximately 1 million radiology exams per year and standardize with a single vendor.   The M*Modal documentation solutions are being used in conjunction with AHN’s Epic electronic health records system, incorporating M*Modal’s proprietary combination of cutting-edge speech recognition and Natural Language Understanding technologies.

Today, M*Modal has revitalized the radiologist’s documentation experience with great improvement in the overall performance, stability and usability of the reporting system.

“The M*Modal technology helps us deliver high-quality reports, faster and more efficiently,” said Dr. Marc Wallace, Director of Imaging Informatics at Allegheny Health Network.  “The accuracy and response time of the M*Modal solution has improved our workflow considerably.”

Real-Time Feedback with Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD)

Game-changing, built-in CAPD functionality called Assist delivers truly real-time, in-workflow and automated feedback to radiologists for improving the quality, completeness and compliance of the radiology report.

“M*Modal CAPD is a unique technology that embeds contextually-relevant information directly in our current reporting workflows in an effective but non-disruptive manner. We expect this will have a huge impact on patient care, report standardization and even reimbursement,” said Dr. Wallace.

“We are pleased that our partnership with Allegheny Health Network, a premier healthcare system, continues to improve the quality, speed and ease of reporting while decreasing the time radiologists spend documenting diagnostic interpretations,” said Scott MacKenzie, CEO  of M*Modal. “We are continuously expanding the scope of our clinically-focused CAPD functionality and it now includes ICD-10 related feedback so that we can help Allegheny Health Network improve both clinical and financial outcomes. The ICD-10 related insights are increasingly important since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) grace period ended on October 1, 2016.”

Driving Standardization and Workflow Efficiency

Radiologists at Allegheny Health Network are armed with the complete M*Modal imaging solution suite, including Fluency for Imaging with the Critical Results Documentation and Peer Review modules for a smarter, more integrated reporting workflow as well as M*Modal Scout® for delivering high-value clinical and business intelligence. To see the widely-deployed M*Modal imaging solutions at work, please visit booth # 3744, Hall A at the 2016 RSNA Annual Meeting from November 27 to December 1.

About M*Modal

M*Modal is a leading healthcare technology provider of advanced clinical documentation solutions, enabling hospitals and physicians to enrich the content of patient electronic health records (EHR) for improved healthcare and comprehensive billing integrity. As one of the largest clinical transcription service providers in the U.S., with a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also provides advanced cloud-based Speech Understanding technology and data analytics that enable physicians and clinicians to include the context of their patient narratives into electronic health records in a single step, further enhancing their productivity and the cost-saving efficiency and quality of patient care at the point of care. For more information, please visit www.mmodal.comTwitterFacebook and YouTube.

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