Nebraska Medicine links voice technology to Epic EHR, boosts physician performance

Nebraska Medicine started exploring voice recognition technology that could help achieve the organization's goal to increase physician satisfaction by making documentation faster and more efficient.

In 2016, the health system began introducing its physicians to Nuance Communications' Dragon Medical One, an enterprise-wide, cloud-enabled, voice recognition platform. Also part of the package was PowerMic Mobile, which enables physicians to use their mobile devices to dictate notes from anywhere.

Dragon Medical Advisor, Nuance's computer-assisted physician documentation system, which analyzes physician notes in real time and suggests specific additions to help ensure compliance and completeness of clinical records, was also part of the implementation.

Leila Amerling