February 25, 2008 – Philips will integrate its SpeechMagic technology into VoiceViewer’s application software in order to improve the capture of patient information at the point of care, reportedly helping to eliminate manual data entry and transcription, providing availability and access to critical patient information.
The system, a wireless, portable device includes a wireless information transfer to a hospital’s central information system, allowing physicians to see if a patient’s condition has changed.
VoiceViewer, powered by SpeechMagic, also features a preloaded checklist which is designed to help ensure that nurses check and record all vital patient data, such as respiratory or behavior patterns. Verbal information is recorded as structured actionable data, which can be automatically downloaded to a data collection system. Users can reportedly rely solely on voice input, but also have the option of using the touchscreen or a keypad. The hardware provides storage capacity for approximately 100 forms, and an additional 3,000 forms can be stored on an optional SD card.
For more information: www.medical.philips.com