Nuance Healthcare announces the 2012 Mobile Clinician Voice Challenge

Source: Nuance Healthcare

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the 2012 Mobile Clinician Voice Challenge. As part of this month-long event running through February 3rd, Nuance is calling all healthcare developers to voice-enable mobile or web-based healthcare apps. Looking to identify the most innovative uses of voice recognition for the mobile clinician, Nuance is offering more than $25,000 worth of prizes to developers who demonstrate how voice-driven interactions with a mobile healthcare application can enhance clinicians’ experience, improve mobile workflow and lead to better patient care.

“The 2012 Mobile Clinician Voice Challenge is all about innovation. We see tremendous opportunity in healthcare to extend the value of Nuance’s voice technologies beyond traditional clinical documentation and the caregiver workstation to the mobile device,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Healthcare. “Our hope is that by providing developers with access to Nuance’s cloud-based, medical speech recognition platform, we’ll see advancements for the clinical workflow that we haven’t yet seen or perhaps even thought of before.”

As part of the 2012 Mobile Clinician Voice Challenge, developers will have access to the Nuance Healthcare Development Platform, which supports multiple devices and operating systems and will enable developers to seamlessly and quickly embed Nuance’s SpeechAnywhere services into their healthcare applications. This challenge is open to all developers, healthcare ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), as well as internal development teams at provider and payer organizations who live in the United States. Challenge entries will be judged by the following judging panel on a variety of criteria including Innovation, Functional Implementation, Workflow and Patient Care Benefits, and Visual Appeal:

Mr. HIStalk – Leading blog on hospital IT news, healthcare technology and healthcare industry trends
Dr. Steven Zuber – CMIO, Methodist Health System
Dr. Andres Jimenez – CEO, ImplementHIT
Janet Dillione – EVP and General Manager, Nuance Healthcare
Jonathon Dreyer – Senior Manager, Mobile Solutions Marketing, Nuance Healthcare
Non-developers can participate in the challenge by tweeting to win an Apple iPad 2 or an official 2012 Mobile Clinician Voice Challenge t-shirt. Just mention @NUAN_Healthcare and #2012mobilechallenge on Twitter and you’ll be automatically entered into a daily giveaway. For more information on the challenge, prizes, judging criteria and to enter the 2012 Mobile Clinician Voice Challenge visit: http://www.nuancehealthcare.com/2012mobilechallenge.

About Nuance Healthcare

Nuance Healthcare, a division of Nuance Communications, is the market leader in providing clinical understanding solutions that accurately capture and transform the patient story into meaningful, actionable information. Thousands of hospitals, providers and payers worldwide trust Nuance voice-enabled clinical documentation and analytics solutions to facilitate smarter, more efficient decisions across the healthcare enterprise. These solutions are proven to increase clinician satisfaction and HIT adoption, supporting organizations to achieve Meaningful Use of EHR systems and transform to the accountable care model. Recognized as “Best-in-KLAS” 2004-2011 for Voice Recognition we invite you to learn more, http://www.nuance.com/for-healthcare/index.htm.

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