Nuance Communications out of Burlington, Massachusetts is now offering its cloud-based clinical speech recognition technology to developers for integration into their applications. Because processing is done externally of the device where speech is captured, powerful voice recognition can be introduced to relatively slow computing devices like tablets and smartphones. Additionally, IBM is partnering with Nuance to couple its victorious Watson supercomputer with medical speech recognition to provide clinical decision making at the point of care.
The Nuance Healthcare Development Platform supports multiple devices and operating systems. By providing all of the CPU intensive speech and language processing in the cloud, this new platform enables Healthcare ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) and internal development teams at provider and payer organizations to seamlessly embed Nuance’s SpeechAnywhere capabilities and CLU functionality as part of browser-based applications, mobile applications and thin-client desktop solutions. The flexible environment of
this new platform as a service expands the delivery of Nuance’s speech and CLU technologies to empower healthcare organizations, physicians, interdisciplinary care teams and patients to achieve better patient
documentation, better process and better care.