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HISA webinar sponsored by Nuance – Overcoming the challenge of clinical documentation using speech recognition

WHEN: September 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

WHERE: via GoToWebinar


Medicine used to be simple, ineffective and relative safe. Now it is complex, effective and potentially dangerous – Sir Cyril Chantler

This increased complexity has led to a demand for detailed, quality and timely patient records. Research has found that clinicians are increasingly overwhelmed and demotivated by clinical documentation with up to 50% of clinician’s time consumed by this task.

Clinical speech recognition has a key role to play in reducing the burden of clinical documentation in diverse clinical settings in the acute hospital sector. This presentation describes the impact of introducing clinical speech recognition integrated into the EMR within two distinctly different specialties; a Renal outpatient clinic and an Emergency Department (ED) at two National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in England

The presentation describes the lessons learned in implementing SR and the outcomes achieved in doing so and there will be a short demo of SR within the EMR.

Dr Simon Wallace is the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) of Nuance’s Healthcare division in the UK and Ireland. Simon has worked as a GP, hospital and public health doctor in Brighton and London. His interest in health informatics began in the 90s when he spent a year at the King’s Fund investigating the impact of the internet on shared decision making between patients and their healthcare professional. For the past 15 years, he has worked for a range of organisations including Bupa, Dr Foster, Cerner Corporation and GSK across a range of technologies which include electronic patient records, telemedicine, mobile health and lifestyle devices. Simon has a keen interest in the voluntary sector, recently completing a 7 year term as a Trustee for Fitzrovia Youth in Action, a children and young people’s charity based in London.



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September 11, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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03 9326 3311


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