Nuance expands PACS/RIS extension partners program

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Nuance Communications showcased several new integrations and partnerships at the 93rd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Nuance expanded its PACS/RIS Extension Partner program (PREPP) to encompass more than 50 unique partners and strengthened the Dictaphone Healthcare Solutions radiology team and product offerings via acquisitions of Commissure and Vocada in October 2007.

The company said the addition of Commissure will help Dictaphone enhance patient care, speed report turn-around time, reduce costs and improve overall operational efficiency across the radiology industry. Commissure provides solutions to improve the day-to-day tasks associated with the interpretation and delivery of diagnostic imaging exams for radiology departments of all sizes. Commissure brings to Dictaphone a suite of software solutions that focus on the way diagnostic exams are ordered, interpreted, documented, shared and analyzed.

Vocada’s Veriphy solution, delivered through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, helps diagnostic departments in hospitals achieve greater patient safety, better patient outcomes and higher staff productivity by bringing efficiency and verification to the communication process surrounding critical test results. Vocada’s technology extends PowerScribe, Dictaphone’s radiology and pathology reporting solution, and will help healthcare provider organizations avoid risks associated with delays in communicating critical patient findings.