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M*Modal Partners with athenahealth to Empower Physicians with Speech-Based Clinical Documentation

Published on August 6, 2014

M*Modal’s Speech Understanding™ and iOS dictation app now available in athenahealth’s Marketplace

Franklin, TN – August 6, 2014 – M*Modal, a leading provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding™ solutions, today announced that it has partnered with athenahealth’s More Disruption Please (MDP) program.M*Modal Fluency Direct™ and M*Modal Fluency Flex™ mobile solutions are now available on the athenahealth MDP Marketplace, and together the companies will work to link athenahealth’s growing network of more than 52,000 care providers with these solutions.  M*Modal’s speech recognition and dictation products give physicians flexibility and convenience in creating and managing patient records.

“M*Modal’s partnership with athenahealth brings tremendous value to healthcare providers looking to elevate the quality of clinical documentation and increase physician productivity,” said Matt Jenkins, SVP Marketing & Corporate Development of M*Modal. “Our solutions make capturing high-quality patient narratives and managing workflows simple and effective, giving physicians more time and better clinical data for delivering improved care.”

M*Modal offers two clinical documentation solutions on the athenahealth Marketplace:

  • M*Modal Fluency Direct is a single cloud-based enterprise documentation platform that uses Speech Understanding™ technology to translate and produce medical documentation from spoken words. The solution is designed to “speech-enable” existing health information systems with medical narrative dictation capabilities within third-party applications, helping providers maximize productivity within their electronic health record (EHR).
  • M*Modal Fluency Flex Mobile is an iOS-based medical dictation app that enables healthcare providers to dynamically dictate and review notes during patient encounters or on-the-go. As part of the M*Modal Fluency for Transcription™ speech engine, the app captures high-quality audio which is securely transmitted for fast text conversion and transfer to an EHR.

“As part of athenahealth’s vision to build a national health information backbone, our More Disruption Please program enables us to partner with some of the most compelling innovators in health IT,” said Kyle Armbrester, VP of Business Development at athenahealth. “Through MDP, we offer global integration with our cloud-based services—allowing providers to easily connect with these novel technologies and to optimize performance.”

athenahealth is a cloud-based services company with a vision to build an information backbone to help make health care work as it should. Through the MDP program, athenahealth is accelerating high-value innovation via the cloud, providing new services to help providers thrive in the face of industry change and pressure.  MDP partners with innovators, entrepreneurs, companies, investors, and individuals—those who are passionate about overthrowing established approaches in health care that simply aren’t working, aren’t good enough, or aren’t advancing the industry. Unlike other health care startup incubators, MDP invites qualified companies like M*Modal to gain access to the more than 52,000 providers that are already plugged into athenahealth’s cloud-based network.

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 provider 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.clientcreative.comTwitterFacebook and YouTube.

Media Contacts:

Glen Haley



Victoria Khamsombath

SHIFT Communications


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