Crescendo announces new front-end speech recognition
Crescendo has a new front-end speech recognition module for its MD Center-XL dictation and speech recognition application. The new module will be launched at the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) 2006, in Denver, October 7-12.

MD Center-XL now automatically produces text from dictations right on screen. Voice commands allow physicians to navigate, edit, format, spell, play, fast forward, rewind, select and sign-off the report without using a mouse or keyboard.            
The module’s automatic template fill-in further accelerates the correction process through automated features that help a doctor produce a new dictation more quickly. The system creates the database record, recalls the template, populates the demographics and displays information on the screen in less than a second; the database record is then populated accordingly. This feature is particularly useful for normal findings and is configurable by work type, the company said.
MD Center-XL allows physicians to oversee the entire documentation workflow, from dictation and correction to sign-off and final report distribution, using one single interface.