Nebraska Medicine Physicians Report Technological Advantage

Nuance Moving Ahead with Art of Medicine InitiativeNuance Communications recently announced that Nebraska Medicine, after a head-to-head competitive process, chose and implemented Nuance Dragon Medical One as the cloud-based clinical speech recognition platform for its initiative to “get physicians more engaged and satisfied with documentation processes in the electronic health record (EHR) system.”

The results, we’re told, have been staggeringly positive.

According to a provided release, combining Epic’s tools for structured information with Nuance technology allows Nebraska Medicine’s physicians to use their voice to tell the patient’s complete patient story.

Physicians take advantage of a single, consistent workflow rapidly completing high-quality documentation wherever they are working — the hospital, the clinic or somewhere in between.

After using Dragon Medical One, an organization-wide study of approximately 350 physicians confirmed:

  • 94% of Nebraska Medicine’s physicians indicated that Nuance voice recognition helps them do their job better when practicing medicine;
  • 71% stated that the quality of their documentation has improved significantly; and
  • 50% reported that Nuance helped them save more than 30 minutes a day.

“We not only wanted to positively impact usability and physician satisfaction, but we also wanted to give them the tools to provide even higher levels of patient care,” says Brian Lancaster, executive director of information management at Nebraska Medicine. “The Nuance solutions represent a natural evolution of what we want our documentation to become, moving away from simply recording what happened with a patient to helping guide physicians on what should happen next in terms of delivering patient care. The best time to inform these thought processes is right at the time of documentation, and these Nuance solutions help us achieve this goal.”

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