New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
VoiceHIT, a New Orleans-based start-up, has launched a first-of-breed, web-based smart electronic health record (EHR) platform, called the Better Day™ EHR & Documentation Solution. Powered by Nuance Healthcare’s secure, cloud-based, medical speech recognition technology on iOS and Android-based mobile devices, the Better Day™ EHR empowers providers to document patient encounters in real-time via voice without the need for a computer or tablet device.
“By leveraging natural, context-based speech-to-text, the Better Day™ platform provides a better, more complete way for providers to document patient encounters, which in turn takes computers out from in between patients and providers, ultimately improving the relationships providers have with their patients,” said VoiceHIT CEO Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH. “The Nuance Healthcare Development Platform offers unique innovations that empower Better Day™ users to speak naturally during encounters while the information necessary for robust documentation is collected in the background, increasing provider productivity while enhancing the quality of the clinical experience for both patients and providers.”
The Better Day™ EHR platform enables healthcare providers to passively and unobtrusively collect clinical information at the point of care, significantly reducing manual data entry, typed or transcribed, by up to 75 percent. In doing so, the Better Day™ EHR platform gives providers more time with patients to deliver higher-quality care.
“The Nuance Healthcare Development Platform is enabling application developers like VoiceHIT to push the boundaries of what is possible in a way that unleashes an entirely new, exciting ecosystem of speech-oriented healthcare applications, like the Better Day™ EHR,” said Carina Edwards, Vice President of Solutions Marketing, Nuance Healthcare. “Natural speech-enabled data entry has proven to be among the most preferred, intuitive and effective ways to document clinical information.”
Users of the Better Day™ EHR platform will reap the productivity and financial benefits of a secure, industry-leading medical speech recognition technology in order to automate clinical documentation – further improving operating efficiencies and raising the quality of patient care while reducing overall costs. The medical transcription, billing and coding industries represent an approximately $14.2 billion annual market.
The Better Day™ EHR’s platform and application suite is planned for release in early 2012.
Healthcare provider organizations and independent software vendors can leverage cloud-based medical speech recognition from the Nuance Healthcare Development Platform for use across multiple devices and operating systems. By providing all CPU-intensive speech and language processing in the cloud, this platform enables speech and language understanding technologies to be embedded as part of browser-based applications, mobile applications and thin-client desktop solutions. For more information visit: https://www.nuancehealthcaredeveloper.com/
VoiceHIT was founded by Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH, in the fall of 2010. VoiceHIT provides an affordable Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform to ambulatory clinics and healthcare providers, called the Better Day™ EHR & Documentation Solution. By creating a first-of-breed smart, 3rd-party application-enabled web-based EHR platform, Better Day™ addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers with a mission to dramatically simplify and improve the EHR & PHR user experiences. The Better Day™ EHR platform is expected to launch in early 2012; it is currently in Pilot Testing. For more information about VoiceHIT and its products, please visit http://www.VoiceHIT.com or http://www.BetterDayEHR.com. Connect with us at info(at)BetterDayEHR(dot)com, 504.710.8564 or Twitter.com/BetterDayEHR to learn more.