Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust increases productivity with Nuance speech recogn


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust increases productivity with Nuance speech recognition solutions by more than 40 percent

Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading supplier of speech solutions, today announced that its speech recognition technology SpeechMagic™ has helped Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH) in Central London to increase productivity for plain film x-ray reporting by more than 40 percent. In addition, GOSH has been using the SpeechMagic™ powered reporting workflow solution Workflow Manager from Nuance partner Soliton IT Limited to link their Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), thus ensuring greater documentation accuracy and reducing the risk of errors.

“We used Soliton IT’s Workflow Manager powered by SpeechMagic™ to tie image, report and paper request forms together. As radiologists transfer from one patient to the next within the RIS, the same transfer now automatically takes place on the PACS,” said Simon Hadley, PACS/RIS administrator for GOSH. “Having the reporting solution between the two ensures that when we open a patient on the RIS, it opens the same patient on the PACS – this guarantees that the right information is reported on the right patient for the right investigation.”

“We saw an improvement in quality, a reduction in turnaround time and an increase in patient safety as a consequence of implementing speech recognition”, said Melanie Hiorns, consultant radiologist and chair of radiology. “In plain film radiography, before speech recognition, 40 percent of the reports were available within 24 hours. The addition of speech recognition raised this number to 65 percent almost instantly. While the transition to speech recognition can be tough at the beginning, the rewards are enormous.”

Gosh is a highly specialised and recognised pediatric hospital. They take care of very complex conditions from all over the world: 95 percent of the hospital’s findings are ‘abnormal’, more than 50 percent of their patients are from outside London boundaries. This poses additional challenges on radiology documentation, as reports have to be efficiently distributed across the country and the world.

Nuance and GOSH have released a case study about the implementation of speech recognition which is available at

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