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MedMaster App Now Powered by Nuance Cloud-Based Speech Recognition
Nuance Communications, Inc and MedMaster Mobile have announced that the MedMaster Mobility iPad App is now powered by Nuance Healthcare medical speech recognition, enabling more than 15,000 clinician users to document and navigate on the go via voice.
MedMaster Mobility, an EHR-agnostic mobile interface, allows clinicians to easily access eight core workflow applications on the go: My Schedule, My Patients, My Workups, Prescriptions, Billing, SOAP, My Contacts, and My Resources. Now by leveraging Nuance Healthcare medical speech recognition from the cloud, clinicians can quickly and naturally interact with and control the MedMaster Mobility app through speech-driven clinical documentation and voice navigation commands.
— Source: Nuance Communications


IBX Launches New Mobile App
Independence Blue Cross (IBC) has announced the launch of IBX Mobile, a smartphone app that helps members manage their health plan whether at home, at their doctors’ office, or on the go with a touch of the finger.

IBX Mobile, available for free at Apple’s App Store and the Android Market, gives immediate access to personalized and relevant tools and resources whenever and wherever they’re needed. IBX Mobile provides a streamlined view of the IBC’s member portal, www.ibxpress.com, and allows users to quickly and conveniently view their PHR, find a healthcare provider, view open referrals, and check a health savings account balance.

— Source: Independence Blue Cross


Make and Send Dictations Easily With Dictation Blue BlackBerry App
Grundig Business Systems (GBS), a professional dictation systems producer, has launched the smartphone app Dictation Blue, which has two particular functions. Primarily, with this app, dictations can be wirelessly received from the Digta 7 Premium BT dictation device via Bluetooth and sent to a smartphone. From there, the dictation is sent automatically to whatever e-mail address has been stored for that particular dictation; an e-mail subject line and text can likewise be set up in advance. Secondly, the app can be used for creating recordings with the smartphone. The recordings are produced in AMR format and can later be imported to the GBS DigtaSoft transcription software.

The Dictation Blue app is available in two versions. The free version, available at www.grundig-gbs.com/blackberry or from BlackBerry App World, can be used for making recordings that are up to two minutes long and comes with an overwrite function. Also, the user can assign a dictation ID and priority level and send the recordings directly by e-mail. Unlike other products, it isn’t necessary to register with a Web server, which normally charges an annual fee per user. The e-mail receiver, subject line, and text can be set up in advance.

The second version of the app, available exclusively from BlackBerry App World for $9.99, includes an additional insert function, and the length of a single recording can be up to 60 minutes.

— Source: Grundig Business Systems