Nuance Delivers Breakthrough Ambulatory Clinical Documentation with Introduction of Nuance Velocity

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced Nuance Velocity, a new mobile clinical documentation solution. Nuance Velocity combines real-time speech recognition powered by Dragon Medical, intuitive Smart Templates and transcription services, accessible from a single, secure mobile app to speed documentation and drive efficiency for busy ambulatory clinicians. By offering a choice of documentation methods, Velocity lets physicians decide at the point of care which documentation method improves their speed and documentation quality while freeing them to focus on the patient.

With Nuance Velocity, physicians can shift documentation modes (speech to text, transcription, or touch driven input) — patient to patient, document by document — to meet the immediate demands of patient acuity and complexity, daily workloads or personal preferences. Clinicians have control and flexibility to make the most of their time, delivering better patient care and accessing Nuance Velocity from their mobile device to document on the go — clinic to hospital, home to work, and in the car.

New Smart Templates included with Nuance Velocity quickly guide physicians through repetitive procedure notes. Their smart, structured content allows busy clinicians to provide specific, consistent, and high-quality documentation in a few taps. Tight integration with speech recognition ensures that free-form narrative is also captured to create a complete and accurate record of the patient story.

“Our physicians are collaborating closely with Nuance in the development and usability design of Nuance Velocity to ensure the mobile clinical documentation solution provides significant new advantages to ambulatory practices. It was important that this support complex, high-velocity clinical workflows, not only to improve physician productivity, but also improve documentation accuracy and quality,” said William Whelehan, purchasing director at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, a practice with more than 90 physicians. “Nuance Velocity can deliver these advantages with the added value of Smart Templates that use dynamic prompts to guide the physician through the documentation process to improve content and maintain momentum.”

“We realize that today’s ambulatory practices have unique clinical workflows, and these once forced physicians to choose between documentation methods, losing time and efficiency in the process,” said Peter Mahoney, senior vice president and general manager, Dragon and clinical documentation, Nuance. “As the leader in clinical documentation solutions with more than 500,000 clinician users, Nuance is uniquely qualified to create innovative solutions that improve the physician experience. Nuance Velocity, provides physicians with one optimal environment that caters to the immediate needs of the physician and patient care.”

Regardless of how documentation is created, Nuance Velocity delivers structured documentation and high quality narrative to the EHR. Nuance Velocity enables clinicians to be productive right from the start, quickly creating accurate and compliant patient notes, standardizing formats and keeping pace with patient volumes to enhance practice throughput.

Nuance revitalizes the clinician’s experience using clinical documentation solutions to help capture and communicate the patient story more naturally and efficiently – freeing clinicians to focus on caring for patients. Nuance healthcare solutions touch more than 300 million patient stories each year, supporting more than 500,000 clinicians and 10,000 healthcare facilities worldwide. Nuance’s award-winning solutions and professional services drive smart, efficient and complete documentation supporting clinicians in any clinical workflow and on any device.

Visit the Nuance booth #509 at the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) June 9-12, 2016 in San Francisco to learn more about Nuance Velocity and ambulatory documentation tools. For more information, visit

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