Central London hospital sees productivity boost with Nuance SpeechMagic

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Nuance Communications has implemented its speech recognition technology SpeechMagic within Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH) in Central London. In addition, GOSH uses the SpeechMagic powered reporting workflow solution Workflow Manager from Nuance partner Soliton IT Limited to link its RIS and PACS.

"We used Soliton IT's Workflow Manager powered by SpeechMagic to tie image, report and paper request forms together. As radiologists transfer from one patient to the next within the RIS, the same transfer now automatically takes place on the PACS," said Simon Hadley, PACS/RIS administrator for GOSH. "Having the reporting solution between the two ensures that when we open a patient on the RIS, it opens the same patient on the PACS -- this guarantees that the right information is reported on the right patient for the right investigation."

Gosh is a highly specialized pediatric hospital that takes care of complex conditions from all over the world: 95 percent of the hospital's findings are ‘abnormal', more than 50 percent of their patients are from outside London boundaries. This poses additional challenges on radiology documentation, as reports have to be efficiently distributed across the country and the world, according to Nuance.