Nuance releases upgraded speech recognition tool

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Nuance Communications Inc. this week introduced its Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical version 9, a speech recognition tool for medical professionals. The system is able to convert speech into text at up to 160 words per minute, automating the documentation of patient information and reducing or eliminating the high cost and long turnaround time associated with the manual transcription of clinical notes, Nuance said. 

The new release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical boosts accuracy by as much 30 percent, moving accuracy levels up to 99 percent, and is also designed to ease issues relating to speech recognition such as training and enrollment. Also new in this release is enhanced network support which allows users to access Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical from any workstation on an organization’s LAN, even thin-client Citrix terminals.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is compatible with most Microsoft Windows applications, and features expanded support for electronic medical records systems, allowing medical professionals to dictate notes and receive the transcription instantly.