24 April 2014, London, UK – Nuance Communications, Inc, has announced its UK-sponsorship of E-Health Insider’s recently created Health CIO Network. It aims to give CIOs in healthcare greater professional recognition and visibility, and a platform to discuss the business issues that affect healthcare IT, in order for the community to influence national policy by sharing best practices, knowledge and experience. Nuance joins Cisco as a sponsor.
Nuance brings decades of experience in creating clinical language understanding solutions that drive smart, efficient decisions across the industry, to the Health CIO Network. Referencing the 500,000 physicians and 10,000 healthcare organisations worldwide that already utilise its award-winning, voice-enabled clinical documentation and analytics solutions, Nuance will be able to share with the Health CIO Network best practices and guidance on how its reliable and accurate speech solutions and services tangibly improve the entire clinical documentation process — from the capture of complete patient information at the point-of-care, to clinical documentation improvement, coding, compliance and appropriate reimbursement.
Commenting on its decision to sponsor the Health CIO Network, Frederik Brabant, M.D, Chief Medical Officer, Nuance Communications, said: “Many of the challenges faced by the NHS – whether they are financial, technical or quality of treatment-related – can be addressed more effectively when information leaders across the NHS leverage the insights of those most directly engaged and impacted by health regulations. This network enables them to share their practical experiences and ideas with one another and learn more about the latest healthcare IT solutions.” He added: “We are excited about this sponsorship and participation in this network because it enables us to better understand and get truly involved in overcoming the challenges healthcare CIOs face every day. By sharing learnings from clinical use of Nuance solutions we believe we can help accelerate EHR adoption, and drive improved patient outcomes while freeing clinicians from the burden of administration so that they can focus on their patients.”
Jon Hoeksma, the co-founder and editor of EHI, said: “The commitment of Nuance as a foundation sponsor of the new Health CIO Network marks an important step in the development of new models of collaboration and partnership in NHS IT. The new best practice network is being developed through regional and national events, including the first Health CIO Summer School at Oxford University, backed by online resources and community and collaboration tools. Regional groups of NHS IT leaders from London, the North East, the South West and Greater Manchester, have already joined the network and NHS England is an active supporter.
“By bringing together NHS information leaders in a network of networks, the Health CIO Network will help support information leaders across the NHS and accelerate best practice exchange and adoption.”
Nuance is deeply invested in a new generation of sophisticated and powerful applications underpinned by voice and clinical language understanding (CLU) that reinvents the way doctors and patients experience healthcare, providing direct access to the healthcare information that matters most. Already, more than 750 global developers are utilising Nuance technology to humanise healthcare and pursuing the promise of virtual assistants in medicine.
Nuance’s speech recognition solutions for healthcare are available to NHS Trusts nationwide through an NHS Framework Agreement. In the UK, Nuance has already partnered with suppliers to install speech recognition-based solutions at Trusts across the country, including London’s Great Ormond Street, NHS Northumbria, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and more.
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.co.uk