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DPR Announces Joint Technology Agreement With M*Modal to Boost Radiologist ProductivityCompanies Partner to Bring New Advancements in Structured Reporting Solution to Market (May 30, 2012)
SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/30/12 -- DPR, a technology company that delivers intelligent imaging informatics solutions for the radiology industry, today announced it has entered into an agreement with M*Modal, (MModal Inc.) (NASDAQ: MODL), a leading provider of clinical documentation services and Speech Understanding technologies. DPR has embedded M*Modal Fluency Direct technology, which fully leverages the contextual understanding of a physician's narrative, into CaseReader, a highly advanced intelligent post-processing, structured reporting software solution. Integrating the products dramatically improves the efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy of managing, analyzing and organizing CT, PET-CT and MRI images.
CaseReader is fully integrated with M*Modal's technology for voice-driven navigation and dictation, which allows radiologists to complete more exams on a given day and produce reports more quickly. CaseReader also integrates with the RIS, PACS and the 2D viewing application resulting in a linkage whereby measurements are systematically captured within CaseReader and into the final report. This next generation reporting vehicle helps the radiologist lower costs, reduce the potential for errors and, while working in collaboration with the referring physician, save patients' lives.
"In looking for a partner we looked for a company with speech understanding expertise and a deep understanding of the challenges radiologists are facing," said Steve Douglas, DPR's CEO. "M*Modal delivers innovative solutions that capture the complete patient story by facilitating clinical workflows, enabling collaboration and providing insights for improved delivery of care. Our partnership delivers an efficient and cost effective solution that enables radiologists to create reports and deal with the huge number of images they must review more efficiently."
Integrated Solution Improves Productivity
The integrated solution works with all radiology information systems (RIS), hospital information systems (HIS) and picture archive communications systems (PACs). This not only further enhances radiologists' productivity but also assists in the transition to new government reporting requirements under the HITECH Act intended to increase the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) where Stage 1 incentives are available for hospitals and physicians who are "meaningful users" of certified EHR systems that improve patient care while enhancing clinical quality.
Now radiologists can efficiently create accurate diagnostic reports in less time, even as the number of data images captured continues to grow. The workflow efficiencies and voice-driven navigation and dictation features of the solution enable users to move through data more effectively. Customized templates and integration between the 2D image viewer and CaseReader reduce the incidence of diagnostic report errors by ensuring that all necessary commentary is completed and all measurements are accurately captured in the report.
Finally, the solution accelerates report turnaround time. CaseReader is accessed when a radiologist selects a study from the queue. Icons navigate the radiologist through the study. The new integrated solution enables users to systematically capture measurements and embed key images directly into the final report while drastically reducing the number of clicks required to complete a study. As information is captured, a final report is generated in the background, ready to be reviewed, signed and distributed immediately upon completion of the study.
"M*Modal Fluency Direct and DPR CaseReader complement each other beautifully," said Vern Davenport, Chairman and CEO, M*Modal. "Together, we've focused our technologies and energy on a combined solution that enables outstanding improvements in the reporting process to keep pace with tremendous increases in the number of images produced by today's CT, PET-CT and MRI technologies -- all without changing radiologists' thought processes and workflows."
About DataPhysics Research
DPR is a technology company that delivers intelligent imaging informatics solutions for the Radiology industry. Its flagship product, CaseReader, empowers radiologists with powerful decision support tools to effectively manage the increasingly complex image workflow process. DPR's industry leading solution integrates patient-centric data from disparate sources allowing radiologists to provide referring physicians with better and timelier information. This next generation reporting vehicle helps the radiologist lower costs, reduce the potential for errors and, while working in collaboration with the referring physician, save patients' lives.
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M*Modal (NASDAQ: MODL) is a leading provider of clinical transcription services, clinical documentation workflow solutions, advanced cloud-based Speech Understanding technology, and advanced unstructured data analytics. Recognized as the largest clinical transcription service in the U.S. with a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also offers voice to text solutions to capture the complete patient story, codifies the doctor's narrative to automatically populate EHRs and other key healthcare information systems, delivers computer-assisted coding to support ICD-9 and the transition to ICD-10, and provides highly advanced analytical tools for exploring the richness within the "unstructured" narrative for improvements in quality of care, greater physician satisfaction and lower operational costs. For more information, please visit www.mmodal.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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