Duke to deploy M*Modal speech technology
Duke University Health System has selected M*Modal Speech Understanding technology to support its Epic EHR deployment.

The Durham, N.C., health system will make available the cloud-based speech technology to more than 1,000 inpatient and ambulatory care physicians.

M*Modal’s technology will enable physicians to capture the patient’s clinical story and extract information to populate the Epic EHR, according to Franklin, Tenn.-based M*Modal. The project is designed to support clinical decision making and further strengthen the organization’s research environment.

Built on a cloud-based enterprise documentation platform, Speech Understanding allows providers to use their voice, in addition to keyboard and mouse, to document care and navigate clinical applications. The technology converts the narrative into structured and encoded information, augmenting discretely captured data with meaningful information.

The technology also allows users to search and share amounts of encoded narrative and structured information.