Microsoft To Integrate SpeechMagic With Amalga Solutions

Royal Philips Electronics has signed a global licencing agreement with Microsoft Corp to bring industrial grade speech recognition to Microsoft's Amalga family of enterprise healthcare solutions. Microsoft will offer Philips SpeechMagic to customers using Microsoft Amalga Hospital Information System (Amalga HIS) and Amalga RIS/PACS, with the goal of helping healthcare providers generate accurate information and turn it into actionable information that is sharable, searchable and contributes to making clinical improvements.

"Microsoft and Philips share a common vision: access to timely and accurate information at the point-of-care contributes to making hospitals safer and more productive," said Marcel Wassink, CEO of Philips Speech Recognition Systems. "Moreover, giving healthcare professionals access to SpeechMagic within Microsoft's Amalga HIS and Amalga RIS/PACS solutions improves usability and reduces the learning curve for medical professionals."

Amalga HIS is built around an electronic health record (EHR) and includes complete patient and bed management as well as an integrated radiology information system (RIS) and a picture archiving and communication system (PACS).

"Ensuring seamless information sharing across the enterprise requires that input from various departments and sources, such as medical notes, discharge summaries or ward visits, is captured and stored in a standardised format. SpeechMagic's technology and ongoing research in the field of semantic interoperability will allow us to quickly bring advanced information capture to Amalga HIS and Amalga RIS/PACS customers around the globe," said Steve Shihadeh, vice president, Microsoft Health Solutions Group.

Microsoft Health Solutions Group and Philips Speech Recognition Systems will immediately start the process of integrating their technologies.

Updated Date: Jan 31, 2017 01:52:39 IST