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M*Modal Fluency for Imaging Reporting Delivers Real-Time Decision Support to Radiologists

Published on November 19, 2014

Speech-enabled reporting software supports quality improvements and the ACR Imaging 3.0™ initiative through Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation

Franklin, Tenn. – (November 19, 2014) – M*Modal, a leading provider of clinical documentation services and Speech Understanding™ solutions, today announced Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) real-time feedback capabilities for its M*Modal Fluency for Imaging™ Reporting software. Integrating speech recognition, structured multimedia reporting and automated decision-support tools, M*Modal’s technology platform helps radiologists improve documentation quality and ensure accurate reimbursements.

Fluency for Imaging Reporting with CAPD automatically notifies radiologists of deficiencies in real time, requesting clarification or additional information as the report is being created.  These feedback categories include:

  • Actionable findings: Feedback loops automatically detect critical findings and initiate appropriate workflows. M*Modal’s solution provides alerts for over 20 critical findings, more than any other imaging reporting software on the market.  Radiologists can communicate critical findings to referring physicians from within their normal workflow and with a comprehensive audit trail for compliance reporting.
  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures: Radiologists can be notified of non-compliance with PQRS to ensure they provide the required information to receive incentive payments and adjustments.
  • Recommendations: Fluency for Imaging supports Fleischner Society recommendations for lung nodules, providing feedback and guidelines for pulmonary and sub-solid nodules detected by CT imaging.
  • Document completeness:  New coding requirements in the forthcoming ICD-10 standard greatly increase the number of codes used for billing and reimbursement.  With Fluency for Imaging, radiologists receive notifications within their workflow on gender and laterality inconsistencies, as well as reporting requirements for organs as part of an abdomen ultrasound. Such real-time feedback improves quality of reporting and ensures more complete reimbursements.

Fluency for Imaging Reporting fully supports the American College of Radiology’s Imaging 3.0 initiative, which seeks to expand the role radiologists play in new health care models through enhanced services, technology tools and processes.  Using M*Modal’s software and CAPD decision support features, radiologists can deliver meaningful, actionable reports and serve as diagnosticians and consultants to referring physicians.

M*Modal will be demonstrating these reporting enhancements at the 2014 Radiology Society of North America’s (RSNA) Annual Meeting, taking place in Chicago from Nov. 30-Dec. 5 (Hall A, Booth 1317).

“Fluency for Imaging Reporting provides the information-based, real-time feedback radiologists need to prevent deficiencies that impact downstream processes like coding and quality reporting,” said Scott MacKenzie, CEO of M*Modal.  “No other solution on the market provides these integrated capabilities in a reporting platform.”

M*Modal Fluency for Imaging Reporting delivers a comprehensive reporting solution that preserves natural workflows and enables radiologists to turn dictation into electronic documents that are structured, clinically encoded, searchable and sharable.

With Fluency for Imaging, radiologists can enhance the speed and accuracy of reporting, streamline workflows and improve decision-making capabilities.  The software can also auto-populate clinical content into the radiology report from multiple EHR/RIS/PACS systems, as well as provide radiologists automated feedback at the time of reporting, helping increase patient safety and improve productivity.

For more information on M*Modal please visit or follow on Twitter @MModal.

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, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. 

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Glen Haley




Victoria Khamsombath

SHIFT Communications


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