MedQuist touts new integrated application with Primordial
MedQuist demonstrated its integration of four Primordial modules with its front-end speech recognition solution, SpeechQ for Radiology at RSNA 2008, Nov. 30 through Dec. 4 in Chicago.

“This year, we came to RSNA with five different partnerships in our booth. So, not only can your SpeechQ for Radiology be integrated with PACS or RIS, but also can integrate it other products that can be beneficial to the practice or provider,” Chris Spring, MedQuist director of speech recognition solutions, told Health Imaging News.

“Primordial is focused on critical results company, and we have created a new product to assess quality metrics performance measures,” he said.

The new modules include:
  • Primordial Flow, a contextual communication and collaboration application for radiologists using SpeechQ. The application includes communication and management of critical results in a JCAHO-compliant manner;
  • Primordial Metrix, a real-time digital dashboard of performance and efficiency indicators, as well as ad hoc reports generated from SpeechQ data, which will be facilitated through HL7 messages monitored by Primordial;
  • Primordial Problem Detect, an application that proactively detects key radiology workflow problems such as stuck exams, late reports, missing reports, images that arrive after an exam has been dictated; and
  • Primordial Search, a “Google-like” unstructured, browser-based search application that finds patients, orders, and diagnostic reports. Even with queries, results are returned in under a second.
The integration of the products provides a single sign-on and synchronized patient and exam context between Primordial applications and SpeechQ.

Spring added that the integrated product provides “a user with the ability to report critical or urgent results through an integrated system reduces the number of ‘clicks’ or times a radiologist needs to make an action.”