Dragon Systems and Cerner Corporation Forge Partnership to Deliver Speech Recognition Solutions to Healthcare Market.
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Cerner to Integrate Dragon Systems'(R) Award-Winning
Speech Recognition Technology into Leading Clinical
and Management Information Systems
Dragon Systems Dragon Systems, Inc., was the company that created DragonDictate and Dragon NaturallySpeaking. It was founded in 1982 by Drs. James and Janet Baker and bought by Lernout & Hauspie in 2000. , Inc., a worldwide leader in speech recognition software, and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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HNA Hospice Nurses Association (now Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association) ) Millennium. Additionally, Cerner and Dragon Systems will work together to develop new applications that leverage speech recognition to improve communications and streamline the flow of healthcare information.
HNA Millennium is an advanced suite of solutions for managing health information and processes across a healthcare enterprise. Its applications are structured around a single design that allows information sharing See data conferencing. among clinical areas and across multiple facilities. By integrating knowledge at the point of care, physicians and other clinicians can make intelligent, evidence-based decisions. Cerner will use Dragon NaturallySpeaking Developer Suite to embed speech capabilities into existing Cerner applications. Since many healthcare professionals rely on dictation for data input, the integration of Dragon Systems' speech technology into Cerner applications is designed to provide immediate cost- and time-saving benefits by leveraging speech as a natural way to use Cerner's clinical systems.
"Cerner is working with Dragon Systems in order to provide our clients with access to leading edge speech technology that can make them more productive," said Bill Waters, Cerner Vice President of Advanced Technology. "Our clients are looking for Looking for
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"Dragon Systems believes that Cerner's close association with leading hospitals and health systems is creating a healthcare transformation that will meet the needs of health care professionals who desire improved systems for patient care. As part of Cerner's overall deployment of leading edge technology, speech recognition will make it easier to create and access information throughout the enterprise," said Dragon Systems Director of Channel Sales, Beth Marsden.
Speech recognition is a proven technology in medical and healthcare information management markets because it offers a convenient, flexible and intuitive means for data input. Dragon Systems' solutions are also highly scalable, enabling information technology (IT) organizations to incorporate speech recognition into their networks as a standard technology that can be widely used.
Dragon Systems' award-winning NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software enables users to dictate text naturally and continuously at rates of up to 160 words per minute Noun 1. words per minute - the rate at which words are produced (as in speaking or typing)
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected" and more, without the need to pause between words. Easy-to-use, intuitive commands allow users to edit and format their text quickly and efficiently by voice.
About Cerner Corporation
Cerner Corporation is a leading supplier of clinical and management information and knowledge systems to more than 1,000 healthcare organizations worldwide. Cerner's mission is to connect the appropriate persons, knowledge and resources at the appropriate time and location to achieve the optimal health outcome. Cerner's vision of proactive healthcare management drives innovation in the development of effective solutions for today's healthcare challenges, while creating a foundation for tomorrow's healthy populations.
About Dragon Systems, Inc.
Dragon Systems, Inc., is a worldwide leader in PC speech recognition. Dragon Systems develops and markets high-performance, cost-effective speech and language technology that, in multiple world languages (including American English American English
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The English language used in England as distinguished from that used elsewhere. , French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish), enable users to create text, issue commands, enter and access data simply by speaking. The company also licenses technology worldwide through developers, distributors, resellers, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and ISVs (Integrated Software Separate software components or applications that have been combined into one package. See integrated software package. Vendors). Dragon Systems ports its technology across multiple operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. and hardware platforms Each hardware platform, or CPU family, has a unique machine language. All software presented to the computer for execution must be in the binary coded machine language of that CPU. Following is a list of the major hardware platforms in existence today. See platform. -- from hand-held devices and PCs to workstations, and is pursuing leading-edge research and development projects for computer and telecommunications applications. Since introducing Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the first large vocabulary continuous speech recognition system able to create general purpose text, in 1997, the Company has received over 75 major industry awards worldwide.
Dragon Systems already offers Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite, specifically designed for medical professionals to create patient records, medical reports, notes, correspondence, and other documents by voice. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical Suite features a comprehensive medical vocabulary, which adds a specialized medical terminology Medical terminology is a vocabulary for accurately describing the human body and associated components, conditions, processes and procedures in a science-based manner. This systematic approach to word building and term comprehension is based on the concept of: (1) Word roots, (2) and information on how these words and phrases Words and Phrases®
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Founded in 1982, Dragon Systems has its headquarters in Newton, Massachusetts. It has European subsidiaries in Munich, Paris and in Marlow near London, and additional research laboratories in Cheltenham, England (Dragon Systems GmbH, Dragon Systems SA, Dragon Systems UK Ltd, and Dragon Systems UK Research & Development Ltd, respectively).
Dragon Systems is a registered trademark and NaturallySpeaking is a trademark of Dragon Systems, Inc. Cerner, Health Network Architecture, HNA, HNA Millennium, are trademarks of Cerner Corporation. All other trademarks listed herein are the property of their respective owners.