One of the U.K.'s largest NHS Foundation Trusts integrates
Nuance AI-powered speech recognition technology into its Epic EHR
to replace paper documentation and consolidate patient
BURLINGTON, Mass. and
LONDON, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuance
Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Guy's and
St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) chose Nuance® Dragon®
Medical One speech recognition technology as part of its Apollo
programme, an ambitious digital transformation strategy to reshape
the way in which they deliver patient care. Guy's and St Thomas'
NHS Foundation Trust, which also includes Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, Evelina
London Children's Hospital, and local community services, is one of
the U.K.'s largest NHS Foundation Trusts with approximately 22,000
The Trust recently established its Apollo programme, in
partnership with King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, to
transform how its services are delivered and how patients engage
with their own healthcare through the Trust. The programme will
provide an electronic health record (EHR) system from Epic and
supportive technologies to replace paper documentation and
consolidate patient records for easy reference by clinicians at the
point of care.
"Our initiative aims to use technologies that make it easier for
staff and patients to access required information and data. Our
collaboration with Nuance will enable clinicians to create
accurate, high-quality patient records more efficiently, empowering
them with better information and freeing them to do what they do
best – improving outcomes for patients," said Robyn Tolley, Apollo Program Director at Guy's
and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust will integrate Dragon Medical One with the Epic EHR,
allowing more than 10,000 clinicians to compile clinical
documentation and navigate patient records using their voice
instead of typing. Speech-to-text is at least three times faster
than typing and Dragon Medical One's accuracy combined with
productivity tools that populate text or execute actions with voice
commands means less time spent on documentation and more time spent
on patient care.
"Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has been proactive in
responding to the challenge of changing demands, such as the growth
in telemedicine, by putting technology at the heart of its
long-term strategy," said Diana
Nole, Executive Vice President and General Manager of
Healthcare, Nuance. "Facilities that use Epic choose Nuance
solutions because of our longstanding partnership and proven
technology integration. Our deeply embedded solutions allow care
teams to engage with conversational user interfaces to practice
medicine and create effective clinical documentation while
maximising the value healthcare organisations receive from their
Nuance healthcare solutions capture, improve, and
communicate over 300 million patient stories
each year, helping more than 550,000 clinicians at 10,000
healthcare organisations worldwide drive meaningful clinical and
financial outcomes. It helps to reduce administrative
burden by enabling clinicians to produce documentation up to
45 percent faster, also capturing up to 20 percent more relevant
To learn more about Nuance Dragon Medical One, click here.
About Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS foundation trust
of the English National Health Service, one of the prestigious
Shelford Group and one of the U.K.'s largest NHS Foundation
Trusts with approximately 22,000 staff. The Trust provides 2.9
million patient contacts in acute and specialist hospital services
and community services every year. The Trust includes Guy's
Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital, Evelina London Children's Hospital,
Royal Brompton Hospital, Harefield Hospital, and adult and
children's community services in Lambeth and Southwark.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a technology pioneer
with market leadership in conversational A.I. and ambient
intelligence. A full-service partner trusted by 77 percent of U.S.
hospitals and 85 percent of the Fortune 100 companies worldwide,
Nuance creates intuitive solutions that amplify people's
ability to help others.
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