RADIOLOGISTS SAVE TIME WITH SPEECHQ FOR RADIOLOGY.Provena Mercy Medical Center, a 356-bed community-based hospital in Aurora, Illinois Aurora is the largest city in Kane County, Illinois. The city also lies within DuPage, Will and Kendall counties. As reported in the 2000 U.S. census, the city was home to 142,990 people, while the city's estimated 2006 population is 170,617. , has achieved new levels of efficiency and physician satisfaction using SpeechQ for Radiology(TM), the award-winning front-end interactive speech recognition solution from MedQuist (Pink Sheets: MEDQ). Radiologists in Provena Mercy's Imaging department are self-editing 90 percent of their reports, and report turnaround time (1) In batch processing, the time it takes to receive finished reports after submission of documents or files for processing. In an online environment, turnaround time is the same as response time. (TAT TAT
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TAT ) has been reduced by more than half since the implementation of SpeechQ.
The Imaging department at Provena Mercy performed more than 80,000 exams in 2007. In the past, all reports were dictated and then outsourced to a transcription company. Once transcribed, these reports were then returned to the appropriate radiologist for review and signature. With SpeechQ, average report turnaround time has been reduced from 61/2 hours to 3 hours, and TAT for STAT and ED reports is now five minutes.
Dr. James Studlo, medical director of Imaging Services and chief of the medical staff at Provena Mercy, comments, "When using a traditional dictation system, I often had to rewind re·wind
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1. The act or process of rewinding. and listen to what I had said to confirm that my conclusion was complete. With SpeechQ, it is much easier and faster for me to read what I have dictated and to sign off on a report while the images are displayed." The ED physicians and medical staff at Provena Mercy also appreciate receiving a typed, legible leg·i·ble
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2. Plainly discernible; apparent: legible weaknesses in character and disposition. final report within minutes after their patients have had an imaging procedure.
David Angel David Norman Angel QC (5 July 1944 - ) is a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Australia. He was appointed to the court on 8 May1989. Education and legal work , administrative director of Medical Imaging and Laboratory Services, adds, "Our success is measured by providing high-quality diagnostic reports to our referring physicians and their patients in a cost-effective and timely manner. Many of the hospital's medical staff have commented on the improved reporting from the Radiology department, and both the imaging staff and the radiologists have noticed a decrease in the amount of phone calls from physicians' offices requesting reports."
Powered by the Philips SpeechMagic(TM) speech engine, SpeechQ for Radiology integrates with most radiology-specific information systems and PACS (Picture ArChiving System) A storage and management system for high-resolution images. Typically pertaining to the medical field, images such as X-rays, MRIs and CAT scans require a greater amount of storage than other industries. , and was rated number one for front-end speech recognition by its customers in the KLAS KLAS Keystone Library Automation System 2006 and 2007 Enterprise Speech Recognition Reports.
"The most important results of this front-end speech recognition solution are being recognized by the patients and their physicians," said Scott Bennett, MedQuist senior vice president of Sales and Marketing. "Because Provena Mercy is using a technology that allows the radiologists to quickly create their diagnostic reports and put them in the hands of a patient's physician, the patient is treated faster, and that treatment is based on a complete and final diagnostic report."
About Provena Mercy
Provena Mercy Medical Center is a 356-bed hospital located in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois. This community-based hospital has a well-earned reputation as a proponent of leading-edge technologies, coupled with a commitment to patient comfort and exceptional patient care. Provena Mercy has received many awards for excellence, including being ranked among the nation's top 10 percent of hospitals for orthopedic services, and recently being awarded a five-star rating by HealthGrades(TM) for cardiovascular services. Provena Mercy is part of Provena Health, a Catholic health system that includes six hospitals, 14 long-term care long-term care (LTC),
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