The American Hospital Association Awards Its Exclusive Endorsement to nVoq's SayIT Speech Recognition Solution

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Following an extensive evaluation of speech recognition providers, nVoq’s SayIt was selected for the endorsement by te American Hospital Association.

The American Hospital Association(AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed nVoq’s SayIt™ in Healthcare voice recognition solution. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. Following an extensive evaluation of speech recognition providers, nVoq’s SayIt was selected for the endorsement.

Increasing operational efficiencies through the adoption of an enterprise-wide electronic medical record (EMR) is an important element of every hospital’s strategic direction. Innovations in voice recognition and dictation tools accelerate the adoption of EMRs by providing health care users with a more efficient way to capture and record patient encounter information.
Until now voice recognition has been a premium offering limited to a select group of physicians. With SayIt, health care users can create timely, complete and accurate medical documentation in significantly less time than it takes to write or type using speech instead of keystrokes. Simple, intuitive and affordable, SayIt is available as a software-as-a-service application (SaaS) on any PC with Internet browser capability.

“Hospitals and other medical facilities need to constantly look for ways to become more efficient, reduce costs and, moving forward, ensure that they are fully leveraging their investments within EMRs as well as general operational systems,” said Anthony Burke, President and CEO of AHA Solutions. “nVoq’s SayIt solution provides front-end speech recognition, enabling data to be entered directly into an EHR or other HIT system. Dictated text appears on-screen, allowing physicians and their staff to edit and finalize documents themselves. SayIt’s affordable pricing makes speech to text accessible for the entire health care community. It’s a way to speed workflow, streamline processes and capture information quickly and efficiently.”

“We are delighted to have the support of the AHA as we launch SayIt into the health care vertical,” said nVoq founder and CEO Charles Corfield. “As a new entrant, the endorsement of the AHA is a clear differentiator in the market, which we intend to fully leverage with our channel partner network. We very much look forward to working with the AHA team in coming months to establish nVoq as a health care industry standard for SaaS voice recognition.”

About AHA
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and 38,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.

About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct product due diligence and identify solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of finance, human resources, patient flow and technology. AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research. AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit http://www.aha-solutions.org.

About nVoq
Headquartered in Boulder, CO, since 2001, nVoq is a privately funded technology solutions provider with roots in customer care. Founder and CEO Charles Corfield has a long track record of entrepreneurial success with early-to late-stage organizations including Frame Technology (sold to Adobe Systems) and with SilverLake Partners as an investor. nVoq’s management team includes senior leaders from companies such as Accenture, AT&T, Microsoft, Quest Diagnostics and Starbucks. The SayIt platform is currently being used by customer care organizations across the US, including some of the largest communications companies. SayIt in Healthcare is the first vertical focus for nVoq and there are plans to extend SayIt to multiple industries soon. For more information, please visit http://www.nvoq.com.

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