VUMC pilot to use voice commands to retrieve EHR data

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will take a major step next month to make this vision a reality with the launch of a pilot to demonstrate a prototype of such a system, which leverages Nuance’s AI-based Dragon Medical Virtual Assistant technology integrated with VUMC’s Epic EHR.

The Vanderbilt EHR Voice Assistant is the brainchild of Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, assistant professor of biomedical informatics and pediatric endocrinology at VUMC, who is leading the two-month pilot with 10 pediatric endocrinologists to put the system through its paces.

Leila Amerling