Natural-language understanding embedded in the workflow.

Making the move to speech recognition doesn’t require a change in RIS or PACS. eRAD’s Speech Recognition Module can seamlessly integrate with third-party systems.

eRAD Speech Recognition Technology Features

eRAD Radiology Speech Recognition Technology

In imaging and radiology practices nationwide, productivity, patient satisfaction and reimbursement are all closely tied to timely, accurate reports. Speech recognition technology drastically improves report generation workflow with faster turnaround and lower costs.

eRAD brings an industry-leading radiology speech recognition program—M*Modal—to your practice. This helps radiologists, transcriptionists, clinicians and technologists collaborate and communicate without bottlenecks.

You drive the quality of your business, with measurable improvements in productivity, report turnaround time, cost effectiveness, quality and patient outcomes. Structured reporting comes with user-defined macros, which can be mapped or associated to trigger by patient, facility, modality, body part, reading and/or referring MD. Users can easily voice-navigate standard text blocks, numeric fields and pick-lists with speed, accuracy and control.

Under the Hood | Speech Recognition Technology

The M*Modal Speech Understanding advantage.

Once the gold standard, conventional speech recognition is no longer sufficient for today’s clinical documentation challenges. That’s why we created a more intelligent alternative. eRAD’s Speech Recognition Technology is based on M*Modal’s advanced speech technology, which transcends simple health speech recognition to achieve true medical Speech Understanding™.

Developed over a decade ago, and refined through steady technological advancement and the accumulated experience of 200,000 physicians, M*Modal Speech Understanding technology is much more than automating voice-to-text rendering. Unlike simple speech recognition, Speech Understanding recognizes the meaning and syntax of the dictation, not just the individual words or word strings.

With the benefit of contextual understanding of a document’s meaning, physicians can dictate in a normal, “conversational” mode—without needing to follow particular speech structures or provide verbal cues to the engine.

  • A true Cloud-based solution.
  • Conversational speech with the highest accuracy.
  • No need for restrictive voice commands for punctuation or formatting.
  • Out-of-the-box effectiveness from day one.
  • Automatic and continuous learning system.
  • Creating structure from the narrative.
  • Information-driven PACS workflows.
  • Unstructured data analytics.

Speech Recognition Technology Benefits

Users get fully integrated M*Modal voice recognition via both cloud and local VR engines. The cloud server enables roaming profiles, i.e., users access their profiles at login from anywhere.

eRAD’s Speech Recognition module is easy to install and access from its self-contained web-client for remote access from any workstation connected to the Internet.

Users can report using full interactive mode or—for those not ready to make the leap to self-editing—in batch mode. This is where recognition is done in the background and sent to an editor for review. Native report templates are provided, as well as macros for custom reports. eRAD radiology speech recognition technology solutions support multiple input devices (such as Xkeys integration). This allows speechmike buttons and external keyboards to be mapped to user-defined commands.
eRAD radiology speech recognition technology solutions integrate with third-party RIS (Radiology Information Systems), PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) or EHR (Electronic Medical Record) systems using Web Services and HL7 (Health Level 7) platforms. It supports multi-site, multi-tenant architecture with a modern user interface.
Core measurements are automatically reported for Meaningful Use, and eRAD radiology speech recognition technology solutions support HIPAA compliance even across distributed sites and high volumes.
“You need a lean, smart system. We had confidence in eRAD, knowing that they’ve helped many practices and physicians attest, so we knew we had a solution-oriented partner with access to the right resources to get the job done.”
Sandra Gonzales, Imaging Administrator
“We had quite a list of criteria for our next system, and in our evaluation eRAD stood out as one of the few able to satisfy our needs. One of the biggest factors was that eRAD had previous interface experience with Athena, and they had the dictation, transcription and speech recognition built right into the PACS viewing software—so we didn’t have to purchase a third-party system and go to the trouble of integrating and supporting it.”
Martha Mastroberti, Manager