BayScribe and NLP International Enter Into Strategic Partnership to Provide End-to-End Clinical Documentation Solutions

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BayScribe enters into a strategic partnership to integrate and develop applications that leverage the unique capabilities of the MEDLEE™ Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology from NLP International... to give healthcare facilities, MTSOs and Clinical Documentation Systems, like BayScribe’s Cloud-based platform, access to a broad range of applications designed to support automated, low-cost healthcare solutions to improve Quality, EHR Adoption and accelerate Meaningful Use.

A significant proportion of the nation's electronic healthcare records exist in the form of unstructured, natural language text - in text documents - and the amount of that data is growing dramatically.

BayScribe enters into a strategic partnership to integrate and develop applications that leverage the unique capabilities of the MEDLEE™ Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology from NLP International. NLP International has created a universal SaaS portal to give healthcare facilities, MTSOs and Clinical Documentation Systems, like BayScribe’s Cloud-based platform, access to a broad range of applications designed to support automated, low-cost healthcare solutions to improve Quality, EHR Adoption and accelerate Meaningful Use.

BayScribe plans to jointly advance these applications in cooperation with NLP International, healthcare pundits and other MTSOs to offer these valuable solutions to inpatient and outpatient health providers and organizations. The combination of these technologies creates an end-to-end web services solution available from no other company.

The MedLEE™ Natural Language Processing engine codifies standard text documents for data extraction, thereby enabling Discrete Reportable Transcription (DRT). MedLEE™ was developed over the course of 20 years by Columbia University in New York and is a powerful patented NLP processing engine that automates analytics, reporting and alerting for outflows such as Core Measures, Present on Admission (POA), PQRI, Patient Summary review, coding and billing support, decision support, clinical trials and more. MedLEE™ has been successfully tested by large hospital systems and government agencies, including the New York Presbyterian Hospital, the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Department of Defense and is considered the gold standard of such technologies.

"We believe that integrating BayScribe with MedLEE creates an end-to-end Clinical Documentation System that is unparalleled in the healthcare industry,” said Ron Neuenberger, President of BayScribe. "We believe that the physician narrative will continue to be the preferred method of documenting patient encounters for some time because it's quick, easy and supports a thorough analysis. It's our obligation to bring this difference-making technology to Healthcare facilities, directly or indirectly, through NLP International's platform-neutral portal. Dictation and Transcription isn’t dying; it’s evolving, and we believe it will be a critical documentation component for many years, and MedLEE enables the data extraction everyone needs,” added Steven Bonney, V.P. of Business Development at BayScribe.

"A significant proportion of the nation's electronic healthcare records exist in the form of unstructured, natural language text - in text documents - and the amount of that data is growing dramatically," noted Bernie Keppler, founder and CEO of NLP International. "MedLEE's automatic extraction and coding of these records represents a perfect match for the healthcare industry's need to reduce costs and the government's support for Meaningful Use of healthcare data. Our partnership with BayScribe is representative of how powerful the medical transcription channel is in practically enabling this value for healthcare providers and organizations."

About BayScribe:
Established in 1999, BayScribe provides Cloud-based Clinical Documentation Solutions – Dictation, Speech Recognition, Transcription, Structured Data extraction & Document Distribution – for anywhere, anytime access of Clinical Reports with unparalleled performance and reliability. Every month, more than one hundred thousand clinicians in over 350 healthcare facilities rely on the BayScribe platform to capture and deliver their reports.

For more information visit the company website at: http://www.BayScribe.com. BayScribe, Inc. | 11 Dark Star Court | Edgewater, MD 21037 T: 888-801-0106 - info(at)bayscribe(dot)com .

About NLP International Corporation:
NLP International Corporation offers health care IT professionals a patented world-class product: MedLEE™ - Medical Language Extraction and Encoding. The already widely used and tested natural language processor is applicable to a wide range of medical domains and can be readily adopted to specific customer requirements based on its knowledge component design. MedLEE's™ design offers unique advantages in speed, accuracy and lower cost to our customers and partners.

For more information: NLP International Corporation, 21 Bridge Square, Westport, CT 06880 - T: 203-286 6564 - http://www.nlpapplications.com.

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