19/05/2005

Philips Speech Processing

First Hospital-Wide Speech Recognition-Based Reporting Solution for Spain

Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announces the integration of SpeechMagic into "docma", resulting in the first hospital-wide speech recognition solution for the Spanish healthcare market. The solution will first be shown during the 14th National Congress of Hospitals in Zaragoza, Spain (17 - 20 May). The solution jointly developed by Philips and New Doors is powered by the award-winning speech recognition technology SpeechMagic, ensuring maximum efficiency gains and highest accuracy in medical documentation.

With SpeechMagic achieving a market penetration in Radiology of more than 25%, Philips now aims to repeat this success on a hospital-wide level. Built into the "docma” dictation and transcription workflow solution, SpeechMagic comes with the recently-released MultiMed ConText (recognition vocabulary), which covers the majority of all medical disciplines.

"docma" powered by SpeechMagic is specifically designed to meet the requirements of a highly professional medical audience, resulting in streamlined reporting workflows, faster documentation and reduced patient waiting times. By automatically transforming dictations into written text, "docma" eliminates time-consuming typing and increases the productivity of medical report creation.

"docma" features the latest SpeechMagic technology, including front-end speech recognition (dictating directly into document templates), as well as Auto-text insertion (pre-defined sections of text), voice control, Command & Control and spelling recognition.

Being the first hospital to use this technology, the country's prestigious "Hospital Clínico San Carlos" in Madrid has decided to expand the usage of speech recognition from Radiology to a hospital-wide level using "docma" and SpeechMagic.

SpeechMagic has recently been chosen among Spain's best technology ideas of 2004 by the country's leading economical magazine "Actualidad Económica". The technology has also won the UK's E-Health Innovation Awards 2005 in the category "Best use of E-Health to improve efficiency", for reducing turnaround-time for radiology reports in the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby by 74%.

Philips Speech Recognition Systems and New Doors will showcase "docma" and SpeechMagic at the 14th National Congress of Hospitals in Zaragoza, Spain (17 - 20 May, booth "Terraza Sala Hipostila").

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