M*Modal brings next generation radiology reporting technology to GE Centricity
M*Modal is partnering with GE Healthcare to incorporate M*Modal’s AnyModal Conversational Documentation Services (CDS) as part of GE’s Centricity RIS-IC Reporting module.

The aim of the agreement is to transition the industry from speech recognition to speech understanding. The solution will benefit physicians and radiologists with higher process efficiency, more accurate clinical documentation and dictation without changes in workflow,” Joel Fontaine, business development at M*Modal, told Health Imaging News.
“Our business premise is about capturing structured and encoded data from dictation by incorporating speech as an integral part of the workflow,” Fontaine said. “Because our advanced speech understanding technology is embedded in the Centricity  RIS-IC, the partnership with GE will benefit radiologists by linking data from the PACS and RIS systems to drive more efficient reporting with pre-populated data, exam type templates, dictation by exception and decision support alerts such as pre-signature P4P notification to name a few.”

He said that “AnyModal CDS ties together and streamlines the use of previously reported patient information with the knowledge and facts from the radiologist’s report narrative.

Our ability to structure and encode discrete clinical data from the narrative provides rich patient data that can be accessed, shared and used to automate many clinical and administrative functions.”

By combining AnyModal CDS within Centricity RIS-IC, physicians will be able to dictate without any change in speaking behavior or requirement of an enrollment process since the technology captures the physician’s meaning and transforms the spoken dictation into an accurate and complete draft report, Fontaine noted.

The Pittsburgh-based company also highlighted its recent receipt of the ABBY Award from the Adaptive Business Leaders Organization (ABL) which recognized AnyModal CDS as the year’s best “Innovation in Healthcare Information Technology.”

Fontaine said that the industry seems to be aware that the “interoperability of the EHR cannot happen unless there is an easy way to import information directly from the physician into existing systems in a standardized and normalized way.  Our solution helps accelerate the adoption of the EHR by cost effectively bridging the gap between free-form dictation and structured data entry.”