UVA taps M*Modal for speech understanding

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The University of Virginia (UVA) Health System will deploy M*Modal Fluency Direct and M*Modal Catalyst for Quality to speech-enable its EHR systems.

Using M*Modal’s cloud-based Natural Language Understanding speech engine, these systems allow medical staff and informatics professionals to capture clinical narratives for billing, productivity and patient care.

The systems have different roles in the clinical documentation process. M*Modal Fluency Direct enables physicians and hospital staff to dictate and originate documentation within the EHR. M*Modal Catalyst for Quality seeks identifies gaps and inaccuracies in documentation to drive clinical document improvement initiatives, quality measures and Meaningful Use readiness, according to Franklin, Tenn.-based company.