Veterans Health Administration will use Nuance’s Dragon Medical speech recognition product

Image taken from Nuance’s website.
Image taken from Nuance’s website.

Nuance Communications Inc., a Burlington company known for its speech recognition technology, said Monday that the US Veterans Health Administration System will implement its cloud-based medical speech recognition product for the 14,000 doctors working in the VA’s 152 hospitals and 800 outpatient clinics.

That Nuance product is called Dragon Medical 360│Direct.

The VA plans to leverage Nuance’s speech recognition to improve clinical documentation accuracy and reduce costs, the company said in a press release.

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“Our cloud-based Dragon Medical offerings provide an integrated experience across desktop, Web, and mobile that allows clinicians to use any intelligent device to dictate into their patients’ EHRs (electronic health records),” Joe Petro, Nuance’s senior vice president of Healthcare Research and Development, said in a statement. “We live in a world where clinicians must be able to instantly and accurately document care when they want, wherever they want, and into whatever computing environment they have. With cloud-based Dragon Medical, their office is wherever they are.”