Crescendo launches a speech recognition module
Crescendo launched Clinical Notes, an interactive speech recognition module for clinical notes as part of its MD Center-XL speech recognition program at the 93rd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) last month in Chicago. 

The new MD Center-XL module allows physicians to process clinical notes in real-time via customized templates, macros, drop-down menus, check boxes, voice commands, front-end speech recognition and electronic signature integrated into one application. Resulting electronic reports can be stored and shared with other healthcare professionals. The new module also supports HL7 ADT integration to automate the import of patient demographics directly into the report.

Once the report is complete, the physician can sign it within the same application. Automatic and predefined distribution occurs after the report has been signed off, and is configurable by work type, author, department and facility. On the integration end, the Clinical Notes module offers interfaces with major PACS and RIS and supports thin-client infrastructures and terminals such as Wyse Windows Terminals.