M*Modal Working Toward Speech-Enabled mHealth Tech Advancements

M*Modal and Intermountain Healthcare have deemed themselves collaborators on the industry’s first speech-enabled computerized physician order entry (CPOE) app for Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

This week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, M*Modal – a provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding solutions – confirmed its new agreement with Intermountain Healthcare to jointly develop innovative mobile technologies.

Speech-enabled Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), the company says, will enable physicians and hospital staff to conversationally order patient medication and other medical functions using iOS devices.

“This mobile application (app) will benefit healthcare providers by allowing physicians to quickly, easily and securely place orders at the point of care,” M*Modal announced.

“The ability for a physician to dictate common prescription orders and have them seamlessly integrated into our electronic medical record system can create better productivity and improve patient safety,” says Marc Probst, CIO and VP of Information Systems at Intermountain Healthcare.

For now, M*Modal’s CPOE will support common, frequently prescribed medications based on a health care system’s formulary. In the future? The possibilities, it seems, are endless.

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