Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Roll Out BigHand Digital Dictation & Speech Recognition Technology Trust Wide

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BigHand, the leading provider of voice productivity software in the Healthcare sector has today announced the rollout of digital dictation and speech recognition software to over 400 users trust wide at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, one of the largest general hospitals in East Anglia, providing services to nearly half a million people.

“The Trust put together a business case for digital dictation and identified it as a key tool to help manage the workflow of every single dictated letter, report or discharge summary within the Trust."

BigHand, the leading provider of voice productivity software in the Healthcare sector has today announced the rollout of digital dictation and speech recognition software to over 400 users trust wide at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, one of the largest general hospitals in East Anglia, providing services to nearly half a million people.

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust took the decision to invest in a specialist digital dictation provider and the implementation of BigHand is another major step towards Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust’s reducing its reliance on paper records and achieving a paperless strategy for the future.

Sara Clark, Senior Implementation Specialist at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust commented;

“The Trust put together a business case for digital dictation and identified it as a key tool to help manage the workflow of every single dictated letter, report or discharge summary within the Trust. Prior to the implementation of BigHand, the backlog of tapes was around 5 weeks, with BigHand urgent work can now be prioritised over routine and resource and be moved to match workloads. Supervisors can manage the flow of work to remove typing backlogs. The BigHand solution eliminates the possibility of lost dictations through tapes becoming mislaid or broken”.

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust becomes the third NHS Trust within the East of England Collaborative Procurement hub to select BigHand as their preferred digital dictation and speech recognition supplier Trust wide.

BigHand for Healthcare is a customised voice productivity solution that replaces analogue or tape-based systems used in medical dictation and transcription. Clinicians, Medical Secretaries and Service Level Managers are provided with an intuitive, easy to use interface enabling them to easily create, track, transcribe and manage workloads, as well as allowing them to instantly leverage the power of Server-based Speech Recognition engines or Smartphone-based dictation.

NHS Trusts who have already invested in BigHand technology include, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Foundation Trust, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Chris Bell, BigHand. Email: chris(dot)bell(at)bighand(dot)com Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 5907

About BigHand
The BigHand group supports over 120,000 professionals globally, across 1,250 organisations and is based out of, London, Chicago Sydney and Toronto. BigHand is the leading digital dictation vendor in the global public services and professional sectors and our BigHand for BlackBerry Edition was voted ‘Mobile Product of the Year’. Further information is available at http://www.bighand.com

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