doctor patient 1 usedNuance Communications, Burlington, Mass, has launched the PowerScribe 360 Reporting version 3.0, an integrated computer-assisted reporting solution for radiologists.

The PowerScribe 360 platform allows radiologists to create higher quality reports supported by real-time, evidence-based clinical guidance using content developed by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The platform is designed to preserve radiologists’ natural workflow, and it provides referring physicians and patients with more consistent recommendations following an exam.

The solution was tested in advance of its release by Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, as well as The Mount Sinai Hospital ? Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt in New York.

“Having all of the recommendations embedded into PowerScribe adds tremendous value, and has the potential to dramatically improve radiology reports across the country,” said Terence Matalon, chairman of the department of radiology for Einstein Healthcare Network. “The ease of inserting evidence-based guidelines into clinical documentation is unique in the marketplace, yielding a more consistent report based on patient outcomes. Having such guidelines one click away is a game changer and extremely helpful in managing and justifying decision making for patient care.”

According to the company, many radiologists lack a real-time interactive knowledge aid or means to incorporate nationally accepted guidelines into clinical documentation.

“PowerScribe 3.0 with Quality Guidance overcomes a big issue we have today, helping us make decisions based on clear guidelines no matter what we see on images in the course of a day,” said Tarik Alkasab, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital. “The support tool walks radiologists through ACR guidelines, delivering recommendations in standard language into the report. This delivers better reports so patients and physicians can make better decisions.”

The platform uses Nuance PowerShare Network’s cloud technology to provide radiologists with updated clinical guidelines from the ACR, automatically triggering clinical decision support when they are creating reports. Features include streamlined longitudinal viewing, improved access to prior studies, expedited report version comparisons, and the Nuance Dragon Medical speech recognition engine.

“PowerScribe 360 Reporting 3.0 arms the radiology community with new tools to help improve the quality of patient care in volume-driven workflows,” said Karen Holzberger, vice president and general manager, Diagnostics, Nuance Communications. “With this latest version of PowerScribe 360, quality-based tools ease access to the right information, making it easy for physicians to do the right thing for their patients based on evidence, giving clinicians the confidence to make appropriate decisions and strengthening medical and legal protection.”

For more information, visit Nuance.

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