April 1, 2011 – A radiology speech recognition reporting platform has been certified for compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) security requirements. Nuance’s Powerscribe system has been tested and verified by the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).
The system, which is used by more than one-third of all radiologists in the United States, is now distinguished as a DoD-approved healthcare IT solution. It will be used across Air Force, Army and Navy Networks.
DIACAP certification is an intensive and stringent requirement for all IT systems that operate on a DoD network. As part of the process, Nuance worked with the DoD to test and confirm that the system’s operating system is secure, reliable and unsusceptible to outside cyber-security threats and attacks.
“DIACAP certification is a critical component of the Department of Defense,” said Thomas Lewis, director, U.S. Air Force PACS office. “It supports our mission to ensure the delivery of high-quality care within a secure environment. With this certification, PowerScribe has provided the DoD Healthcare system with another valuable option in the voice recognition business.”
The system has been implemented across the Air Force, Army and Navy networks, helping to assist radiologists to dictate radiology reports directly into the radiology information system (RIS). It has helped to significantly decrease report turnaround time, allowing attending physicians to receive reports on their patients in the fastest time possible.
It seamlessly integrates with the company’s entire radiology portfolio including Veriphy for automated communication and reporting of high-priority patient findings, RadPort and RadCube for end-to-end workflow optimization for appropriate image ordering and outcomes analysis.
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