SIIM12: Nuance and Radimetrics Address Radiation Dose

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SIIM12: Nuance and Radimetrics Address Radiation Dose Management
and Reporting
Technology Integration Supports New California Law to Include Radiation Dose
Data in Patients’ Radiology Reports; Offers National Solution to Manage
Radiation Overexposure
ORLANDO, SIIM 2012, Booth #819, June 7, 2012 – Today, Nuance Communications, Inc.,
(NASDAQ: NUAN) and Radimetrics announce the integration of their respective technologies,
which together will help radiologists to monitor and report on patient exposure to imagingrelated radiation. Together, Nuance and Radimetrics, a leading provider of radiation dose
monitoring and management software, will allow hospitals and imaging centers to automate dose
reporting as part of the PowerScribe 360 | Reporting platform, a speech-enabled documentation
workflow that today is used by 1/3 of all U.S. radiologists.
Beginning July 1, 2012 the state of California will require facilities performing CT scans to
record radiation dose as part of patients’ radiology reports or as an attached protocol page. While
California is the first state to take official action to manage and control this issue, numerous
groups including the FDA, The Joint Commission, Image Wisely, Image Gently and others are
working to address patient radiation overexposure across the U.S.
“Through the integration of PowerScribe with Radimetrics’ software, Nuance is taking the lead
on providing a radiation dose reporting mechanism that helps safeguard patients without tasking
radiologists with another layer of reporting complexity,” says Janet Dillione, EVP and GM,
Nuance Healthcare. “The California mandate to regulate over exposure to imaging-related
radiation is a sign of things to come. Like other healthcare regulations, such as Meaningful Use
and ICD-10, our goal is to help healthcare organizations get ahead of such transitions and in the
case of the California law to reduce negative side effects of diagnostic exams and increase
patient safety.”
Every year in the U.S., more than 70 million children and adults receive CT scans, a number that
has grown six-fold over the last few decades. The integration of Nuance’s PowerScribe 360 |
Reporting with Radimetrics’ eXposure solution will allow radiologists across the country to
automate the inclusion of radiation dose information as part of the patient report without reliance
on manual input, which can be prone to error and disruptive to clinical documentation workflow.
Additionally, as a result of this integration radiologists will be able to easily track patients’
radiation exposure across scans and ensure that scans are performed in accordance with
appropriate imaging protocol.
“Working with Nuance is a natural extension of our commitment to radiation dose management
and will immediately allow us to support the SB1237 California law, as well as accelerate dose
management best practices across the country,” said Gregory Couch, CEO, Radimetrics, Inc.
“By integrating eXposure with PowerScribe 360 | Reporting, we’re evolving radiology reporting
in line with current state, federal and industry mandates so our customers can easily comply with
today’s regulations and stay ahead of tomorrow’s.”
Please visit Nuance Healthcare at the annual SIIM conference at booth #819, happening June 710 in Orlando, Florida, to gain insight into the full diagnostic solutions portfolio: PowerScribe
360 | Reporting, PowerScribe 360 | Critical Results and PowerScribe 360 | Analytics. Product
demonstrations will be available. To see a webinar on the importance of radiation dose reporting
and how radiologists can automatically include radiation dose information in their reports
visit: http://www.nuance.com/company/news-room/events/webinars/radiation-dose-reporting/
About Radimetrics
Radimetrics provides radiation dose monitoring and management software to hospitals and
imaging centers. Radimetrics’ flagship product, eXposure™ is a single-system solution for
tracking full body, organ-specific and cumulative radiation exposure across all imaging
modalities. It provides crucial patient size-adjusted information to improve decision-making
among ordering physicians, radiologists, clinical physicists, safety officers, radiology
technologists and others in the radiology workflow, and delivers easy-to-understand patient
reports. eXposure has powerful data capture and presentation capabilities to support patient
safety, regulatory reporting, quality and utilization management initiatives, accreditation, and
referrer and patient satisfaction. www.radimetrics.com
Nuance Healthcare
Nuance Healthcare, a division of Nuance Communications, is the market leader in providing
clinical understanding solutions that accurately capture and transform the patient story into
meaningful, actionable information. Thousands of hospitals, providers and payers worldwide
trust Nuance voice-enabled clinical documentation and analytics solutions to facilitate smarter,
more efficient decisions across the healthcare enterprise. These solutions are proven to increase
clinician satisfaction and HIT adoption, supporting organizations to achieve Meaningful Use of
EHR systems and transform to the accountable care model. Recognized as “Best-in-KLAS”
2004-2011 for Voice Recognition we invite you to learn more, http://www.nuance.com/forhealthcare/index.htm.
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