This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Healthcare Organizations Look To Nuance To Help Master Meaningful Use And Other Quality Reporting And Coding Mandates

Stocks in this article: NUAN

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced increasing adoption of its clinical language understanding (CLU) technology to help healthcare organizations achieve Meaningful Use and deliver structured data for various regulatory, quality reporting and coding initiatives. Among the organizations utilizing Nuance’s CLU technology are Epic and other leading electronic health record (EHR) and health IT vendors; prestigious health systems, including Landmark Hospitals; as well as more than 500 healthcare application developers that are integrating cloud-based CLU and medical speech recognition from Nuance Healthcare’s Development Platform.

“By integrating Nuance’s clinical language understanding and speech recognition with our electronic health record, our physicians get the best of both worlds in the workflow that suits them – they can efficiently capture the complete patient narrative and the discrete details needed to populate the EHR are automatically pulled in one fell swoop,” said Joe Morris, chief technology officer, Landmark Hospitals. “Considering the increased documentation complexity associated with current regulatory mandates, we are providing our physicians with intelligent technologies that simplify clinical documentation and allow physicians to focus on quality patient care.”

CLU Generates Actionable, Structured Health Data

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is currently addressing the challenge of structured data capture because it is a critical ingredient in broad-based information sharing, which will lead to improved patient care. Nuance’s CLU helps providers meet the ONC’s structured data capture requirement by enabling physicians to seamlessly document the complete patient story in their own language and workflow while simultaneously extracting the key clinical data required to meet broader regulatory mandates.

“Our CLU technologies for healthcare are unique in that we are able to leverage our investments in industry-leading consumer voice and natural language understanding to optimize this technology for clinical use,” said Peter Durlach, senior vice president marketing, Nuance Healthcare. “We are committed to delivering solutions, like CLU, that help healthcare providers of all sizes tackle the tumultuous sea of regulatory change that they are facing today – from Meaningful Use to value-based purchasing.”

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,804.80 +26.65 0.15%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs