Nuance’s new Dragon Medical One platform available in April

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Nuance Communications announced its Dragon Medical One cloud-based platform this week, saying it will produce voice-driven documentation for physicians who dictate information into electronic health records and certain “mobile productivity” applications.

Dragon Medical One will work with apps such as those developed by Care Thread, Doc Halo, and Imprivata. It will also support TigerText’s TigerConnect apps.

In addition, the platform provides users with a unique ID, giving them access to speech-enabled workflows and tools designed to improve the speed and accuracy of their documentation..

Peter Mahoney, Nuance senior vice president and general manager of Dragon and clinical documentation, said this new platform can have a dramatic impact on physicians’ lives.

“Physicians spend nearly half of their day in front of a computer, and 88 percent report that they are burnt out, citing documentation burdens as a top concern,” Mahoney said in a prepared statement. “Dragon Medical One helps them reduce documentation time in the EHR, and now can deliver the same benefits across the many other clinical productivity tools they use every day, reducing the total documentation time and allowing them to spend more time with patients.”

Dragon Medical One will be available to the public in April 2016 in North America. Clients already using Nuance’s Dragon Medical Direct will receive the new platform at no additional cost.