Duke University Health System Selects M*Modal Speech Understanding Platform
Published on March 28, 2012
Leading Academic Health System Selects M*Modal Speech Understanding Platform
Franklin, TN, March 28, 2012 — M*Modal (MModal Inc. – NASDAQ/GS: MODL), a leading provider of clinical documentation services and Speech Understanding™ technologies, today announced that Duke University Health System (DUHS) has selected the Company’s cloud-based Speech Understanding™ technology to support the rollout of its Epic electronic health record (EHR). The technology will be made available to more than 1,000 inpatient and ambulatory care physicians upon the EHR’s implementation.
Once fully deployed, M*Modal’s technology will enable physicians throughout the enterprise to efficiently capture the patient’s complete clinical story and extract meaningful, actionable information to populate the Epic EHR. As a result, providers across the continuum of care will have access to comprehensive and highly contextual intelligence that supports effective clinical decision making and further strengthens the organization’s research environment.
“Our primary commitment to providing optimal care to patients throughout Duke University Health System includes the need to support our providers with superior clinical documentation tools,” said Art Glasgow, Chief Information Officer, Duke University Health System. “We’re confident that this technology will effectively support our system-wide implementation of an electronic health record by providing more options for providers to efficiently capture critically important information and leverage this data for improved care decisions.”
Built on its cloud-based enterprise documentation platform, M*Modal’s Speech Understanding technology alleviates difficulties associated with standard point-and-click templates by allowing providers to use their voice, in addition to keyboard and mouse, to document care and navigate clinical applications. The technology automatically converts the narrative into structured and encoded information, augmenting discretely captured data with meaningful information that drives improvements in care.
M*Modal’s technology also allows users to search and share massive amounts of encoded narrative and structured information, promoting clinical discovery and supporting ongoing research initiatives throughout the enterprise.
“We are excited to partner with Duke and its world-renowned clinical staff,” said Vern Davenport, Chairman and CEO of M*Modal. “As we continue our work with luminary institutions, the collaboration with Duke presents a unique opportunity to further innovate the capture and use of all clinical documentation originating from speech, driving meaningful improvements in care and physician productivity.”
M*Modal (NASDAQ/GS: MODL) is a leading provider of clinical narrative capture services, Speech Understanding™ technology and clinical documentation workflow. M*Modal’s enterprise solutions – including mobile voice capture devices, speech recognition, Natural Language Understanding, Web-based workflow platforms and global network of medical editors – help healthcare facilities facilitate adoption of electronic health records (EHR), transition to ICD-10, improve patient care, increase physician satisfaction and lower operational costs. For more information, please visit www.mmodal.clientcreative.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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