Wolters Kluwer provides voice-enabled search to millions of clinicians using leading clinical decision support

(10 Jun 2020) Wolters Kluwer, Health and Nuance® Communications, Inc. have joined forces to make it easier for clinicians to access evidence-based clinical information using advanced voice search powered by Nuance Dragon® Medical One’s voice assistant capabilities. Relevant topics in  UpToDate® are now available to all users of Dragon Medical One and UpToDate. UpToDate is recognized by KLAS Research as the category leader for clinical decision support in the 2020 Best in KLAS Report.

Benefits of the Wolters Kluwer and Nuance solution include significant time savings, Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit accumulation, and the removal of barriers for physicians to obtain the information needed to provide the best possible patient care. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among the many leading healthcare organizations implementing the new voice assistant capability.

“The addition of Clinical Content Search to Dragon Medical One is another valuable advancement in the intelligent digital enhancement of care delivery. The combination of Nuance virtual assistant technology and Wolters Kluwer UpToDate allows physicians to use natural voice commands to access content, which brings new efficiencies to information search. Having the ability to interact with a system that understands natural spoken words and provide the relevant desired information saves doctors valuable time. This, in turn, allows them to focus on patient care,” said Dr. Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatric Endocrinology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“We are constantly thinking about innovations that add value for our clinician users, and voice-enabled search is a natural extension of our capabilities. Voice-enabled search allows the millions of clinicians using our expert solution, UpToDate, to get evidence-based content that they trust in seconds, freeing them up to spend more time with patients,” said Priti Shah, Vice President, Products and Solutions, Clinical Effectiveness, at Wolters Kluwer, Health. “From the success of voice-based patient interactions in our Emmi patient engagement solutions, to this new capability with Nuance, we’re bringing together proven technologies into the clinical workflow that can improve both the patient and clinician experience.”

The full press release can be found here.