Being selected as a finalist in the ‘Technology provider of the year’ category is a testament to how far BigHand has come in the Healthcare market in the past few years.
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London, UK (PRWEB UK) 26 March 2013
BigHand the leading provider of digital dictation and speech recognition technology to the UK Healthcare market has today announced that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Technology provider of the year’ category for the HealthInvestor Awards 2013.
One of the most prestigious and well attended awards ceremonies in the industry, the HealthInvestor Awards recognises innovation in the sector and promotes excellence. With industry experts set to judge on over 20 categories, ranging from Primary care provider of the year to IT innovator of the year, the awards are set to highlight the key contributions that many organisations have made to the healthcare industry in 2012.
BigHand has been shortlisted as one of the eight finalists for ‘Technology provider of the year’ after demonstrating consistent and measurable results to the healthcare IT market. In the last 12 months BigHand has been selected by 16 new Healthcare organisations to help alleviate correspondence backlogs, ease internal inefficiencies and improve overall turnaround times of documentation for patients and GPs.
One such example is BigHand’s solution on the BlackBerry®, which also helps to mobilise an organisation’s workforce by enabling Clinicians to dictate and send from anywhere. Traditionally digital dictation and speech recognition was deployed across a desktop environment; by being able to dictate across a mobile platform, BigHand has enabled organisations to innovate its workforce and existing working practices.
In addition, the Trust-wide benefits released at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 2012 were evident to see, with a 20% improvement in the turnaround of clinical letters within five working days since the implementation of BigHand’s digital dictation solution.
James Kippenberger, Managing Director, UK Healthcare at BigHand commented; “Being selected as a finalist in the ‘Technology provider of the year’ category is a testament to how far BigHand has come in the Healthcare market in the past few years. It is now great to see all the hard work we have put into developing our product and services to meet the increasing demands and needs of the Healthcare industry is fully taking effect”.
During 2012 in particular, BigHand finalised the development of its latest product iteration, a digital dictation solution incorporating highly innovative speech understanding technology from M*Modal, taking the complexities of speech recognition software to the next level for its customers.
The winners of the HealthInvestor Awards will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Wednesday 12th June 2013.
Chris Bell, Marketing Manager, UK Healthcare, BigHand Ltd, chris.bell(at)bighand(dot)com or follow us on Twitter @BigHandHealth
About HealthInvestor Awards 2013
The HealthInvestor Awards has become the must-attend event in the industry calendar. With an attendance of over 1,100 leading figures from the independent healthcare space in 2012, the Awards promote excellence and recognise innovation in the sector.
The BigHand Group supports over 170,000 healthcare and legal professionals globally, across 1,600 organisations, and is based out of London, Chicago, Sydney and Toronto. BigHand is a Microsoft Gold Partner and BlackBerry ISV Partner. BigHand is the leading provider of digital dictation and speech recognition technology to the UK Healthcare market. As a UK developer, BigHand has a 20+ strong development and products team based in the UK. Further information is available at http://www.bighand.com