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RSNA 2015: 3 Must-Haves to Reduce Silos & Build Collaboration Between Docs


RSNA 2015 3 Must-Haves to Reduce Silos & Build Collaboration Between DocsThe following is a guest contributed post from Karen Holzberger, Vice President and General Manager for Diagnostics at Nuance.

Thousands of leaders in radiology gathered in Chicago last week to discuss innovations in the industry at the 101st Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting. Conversations focused on reducing silos and the importance of entire healthcare teams joining together to deliver better patient care. Here are three “must haves” to advance the cause.

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Op-Ed: Could Inspector Gadget Shape Health IT’s Future?


Op-Ed Could Inspector Gadget Shape Health IT’s FutureThe following is a guest contributed post from Jonathon Dreyer, director of cloud and mobile solutions marketing at Nuance.

Inspector Gadget was, by far, my favorite show growing up.  It had everything: mystery, a bionic detective, an evil genius looking to take over the world, a bipedal talking dog named Brain, and, of course, Penny.

Penny was the coolest.  In addition to being roughly my age at the time, she was resourceful, constantly solving capers and thwarting Dr. Claw’s devious plots—and she did this by using technology.  Outfitted with a book that was remarkably similar to a tablet and a wristband that resembled a modern-day smart watch, she could talk with Brain, conduct research, and look up locations and coordinates on a digital map.

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On the Case: Radiology Detective Unit


On the Case Radiology Detective UnitThe following is a guest contributed post from Karen Holzberger, Vice President and General Manager for Diagnostics at Nuance.

If you’re a fan of Law and Order like me, you love a good mystery, but not when it comes to your health. While solving crimes alongside a favorite TV detective can be fun, piecing together shoddy clues is not a skill we want practiced by healthcare professionals — especially doctors treating us or our loved ones. Unfortunately, today’s radiologists are being forced to be more like detectives each day. While the practice of radiology has gotten increasingly complex, supported by state-of-the-art technology, today’s radiologists may not always know what they are looking for or may have only part of the patient’s story when they read a chest X-ray or CT scan either because prior results are missing or rich information is buried deep in the EHR.

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Nuance: Physicians Use Cloud-Based Voice Recognition Solutions ‘to Tell More than 100 Million Patient Stories’


Nuance Physicians Use Cloud-Based Voice Recognition Solutions 'to Tell More than 100 Million Patient Stories'Big news from Nuance. According to an announcement from the company, more than 100 million patient stories are captured annually by physicians using Nuance cloud-based clinical voice recognition.

“This milestone comes on the heels of dramatic growth in healthcare organizations using web and mobile apps with embedded Nuance Dragon Medical cloud-based solutions, which have increased up to 30% month-over-month since the beginning of the year,” a provided statement notes.

Nuance anticipates this pace of adoption to continue based on market feedback indicating 94% of healthcare organizations are considering or strongly interested in cloud-hosted clinical speech recognition, with 89% citing portability as the top benefit.
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Diagnostic Imaging IT Innovations May Steal the Show at RSNA 2015


Diagnostic Imaging IT Innovations May Steal the Show at RSNA 2015On Tuesday, Nuance Communications announced several new innovations for its diagnostic imaging solutions designed to help radiologists enhance patient care.

These include multimedia reports, advanced lung cancer screening registry reporting and enhanced quality guidance content for radiologists at the point of interpretation.

Nuance tells mHealthWatch that it will demonstrate PowerScribe 360 version 3.5 along with these new quality based innovations in booth #4729 at RSNA 2015 November 29 – December 4 in Chicago.
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The ‘Blind Spot’ in Healthcare: Diagnostic Errors and the Call for Collaboration


The 'Blind Spot' in healthcare Diagnostic errors and the call for collaborationThe following is a guest contributed post from Karen Holzberger, Vice President and General Manager for Diagnostics at Nuance.

The Institute of Medicine (IoM) recently released a landmark report, “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care,” which calls diagnostic errors a major “blind spot” in U.S. healthcare. The 450-page report comes nearly 16 years after IoM’s groundbreaking study “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System” that estimated 98,000 people in the United States die in hospitals from preventable medical errors.

This report changed the way healthcare professionals thought about medical errors, making them more aware of safety hazards and triggering hospitals to enhance safety practices, and education, such as those required by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). However, there are still significant challenges that have been overlooked by the healthcare industry that need immediate attention.

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Op-Ed: A Perfect Pair: The Right Health IT, for the Right Job


Op Ed A Perfect Pair The Right Health IT, for the Right JobThe following is a guest contributed post from Jonathon Dreyer, director of cloud and mobile solutions marketing at Nuance.

I’ve worked in the healthcare industry for many years, and the ways consumer trends shape health IT design have always interested me.  Working for a company that represents both industries is an exciting place to be, but has also underlined the fact that there are fundamental differences between the two types of technologies. And, when it comes to clinical speech recognition, accuracy and personal health information security are extremely important.

Health IT goes to medical school, too

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