Crescendo Systems Corp. displayed the first dictation and speech recognition application for Citrix Access infrastructures last month at HIMSS 2006 in San Diego. Deploying digital dictation and speech recognition applications from the Citrix server allows for better security and more efficient system administration. Rather than being stored on the local PC, dictation files are securely streamed to the central application.
Citrix users can now record dictation seamlessly using modern dictation devices. Dictation files are streamed directly to the server, where they are converted to text by the speech recognition engine, then either returned to the workstation for the author to self-edit and sign off or sent to a transcriptionist.
Crescendo also highlighted its PACS interfacing with an HL7-based core. As users log into their PACS, they also automatically log into Crescendo on the back end. Users now have mobile access to the company’s dictation application via the Internet plus PACS interfacing. A custom interface is possible but since all architecture is IP-based, users can populate a foreign system as long as the content is Microsoft Word-based.