Axolotl adds M*Modal speech engine to Elysium portfolio

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Axolotl, a provider of health information exchange (HIE) solutions, has integrated M*Modal’s Speech Understanding engine into its Elysium medical transcription workflow solution to populate its own EMR Lite, third party health information systems (HIS) and EMR systems.

Speech Understanding is a combination of speech recognition and natural language processing. Physicians’ dictations are processed by Axolotl’s Transcription Management system. When delivered directly to a HIS, an EMR or into Axolotl’s Elysium EMR Lite, coded data can be used to more easily guide treatment decisions, according to the San Jose, Calif.-based company.

“This new capability furthers our mission to improve patient care through electronic health information access, distribution, exchange and management,” said Ray Scott, Axolotl’s CEO. “Dictation is still the preferred manner of capturing the patient encounter, history, or surgery reports; this new capability will allow us to populate fields such as problems, medications, immunizations and allergies—significantly enhancing the value of the resulting electronic medical record.”