SynaMed taps ScanSoft for speech recognition functionality

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Speech recognition software provider ScanSoft Inc. and EMR developer SynaMed will deliver an electronic medical record (EMR) software package with integrated speech recognition.

Concurrent with the agreement, SynaMed will integrate ScanSoft's Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical to enable speech recognition within its suite of EMR software. The integration will enable users of SynaMed's web-based EMR and Practice Management platform to quickly create clinical reports directly into their EMR system by using their voice. Combined functionalities include e-prescribing, workflow management tools, and document management so that physicians can dictate patient notes directly into the system.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 8 has built-in understanding for more than 300,000 words, and includes additional vocabularies covering terms found in 14 different specialty areas, including radiology, cardiology, general medicine, pathology and surgery disciplines.