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From: Savant11/25/2013 10:20:51 AM
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Nuance Announces Next-Generation Dragon Medical, Setting New Benchmarks for Accuracy, Speed and Ease of Use
Helping Physicians Become More Efficient and Remain Focused on Patient Care

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 25, 2013--

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) announced today the general availability of Dragon Medical 360 Network Edition 2.0, which delivers unparalleled accuracy and performance using the newest version of Nuance's superior speech engine. This flexible platform is designed for clinicians documenting clinical care using multiple devices and electronic health records (EHRs) across a hospital or health system. The new release supports enhanced real-time dictation on any desktop/PC, laptop or mobile device, as well as within virtualized, browser-based and client-server EHR environments.

Even Better Speech Performance

Using Nuance's latest advancements in voice and natural language understanding technologies, Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition 2.0 offers up to 98 percent or higher accuracy out of the box, with no voice training needed. Clinicians using version 2.0 experience 20 percent fewer errors than the prior version of Network Edition, producing an even more positive and consistent experience and rapid adoption of the technology. Clinicians already using these solutions in their everyday routines can now more easily document patient care from any device using Dragon Medical directly in both desktop and mobile EHRs, including Cerner's PowerChart Touch(TM) and Epic's Haiku and Canto.

"For physicians, it's all about maximizing time and getting through their busy day without having to leave the office with homework. No one wants to spend two to three hours at the end of a shift documenting patient care. Even our most skeptical physicians, including those who speak rapidly or have strong accents, are seeing the benefits of dictating with Dragon Medical Network Edition 2.0," explains Peter Malloy, CIO, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene. "Basically, doctors are able to improve their efficiency. The benefit for physicians and medical recordkeeping is faster, end-to-end completion of the note."

Optimized for Any Environment

Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition 2.0 is part of Nuance's Dragon Medical 360 platform, which enables clinicians to easily access Nuance's reliable speech recognition technology anywhere, on any device at any time to fit their preferred workflow. As hospitals merge and health systems deploy EHR physician documentation software across multiple IT environments, clinicians need to maintain focus on delivering patient care instead of documenting that care.

Designed to meet the shifting needs of providers, the new platform supports all types of virtualized network environments, allowing organizations to seamlessly integrate with EHRs to drive easy adoption, improve usability, and maximize performance. Dragon Medical accelerates clinical documentation in Allscripts, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic, Meditech, NextGen and other leading EHRs, enabling physicians to capture their patients' stories at the hospital, in the office, or on-the-go. Nearly 300,000 physicians already rely on Dragon Medical 360, Nuance's industry-leading speech-recognition technology, to simplify and speed clinical documentation so they can focus more time on patient care.

"With increasing patient volumes, we need to maximize our time, so mobility and usability are king. We want to spend our time treating our patients, not entering information about them -- that is something we can do on the go. Dragon Medical fits into our workflow, it doesn't determine it," says Cindy Peterson, vice president and CIO, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, which has deployed Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition with its Meditech EHR.

For more information on how Dragon Medical 360 Network Edition 2.0 helps healthcare providers fully optimize their EHR system, register for our upcoming webinar, Best Practices for EHR Adoption Success, Thursday, December 5 at 12:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will feature advice and strategic insights from experts at The Cleveland Clinic and The Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

Connect with Nuance on social media through the healthcare blog, What's next, as well as Twitter and Facebook.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more information, please visit:

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