Dictaphone Partners with Patient Safety Institute (PSI) to Improve Patient Care, Lower Health Care Costs
Alliance accelerates PSI patient safety and national connectivity programs; offers Dictaphone users enhanced data security and confidentiality standards.
Plano, TX, August 28, 2002 - Patient Safety Institute announced today the
addition of Dictaphone Corporation as a Supporting Partner of the Patient
Safety Institute (PSI). Dictaphone will play a role in PSI’s
nationwide initiative to connect medical records across multiple care settings
without compromising patient privacy. To achieve the common goals of improving
patient care, reducing medical errors and lowering the costs of healthcare, the
relationship will combine the power of PSI’s focus upon patient safety with
Dictaphone’s advanced technology and leadership position as the premier
provider of dictation, transcription and report management solutions to
healthcare organizations and providers.
Dictaphone and PSI have a unique opportunity to provide the healthcare
community with improved quality and access to important clinical information,
while protecting the rights and confidentiality of patients and providers,”
said Rob Schwager, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dictaphone
day, several hundred thousand physicians use Dictaphone systems to generate an
estimated 600 million narrative medical reports each year. This unique market access, combined with
important advancements by Dictaphone in Speech Recognition and Clinical
Language Understanding (CLU) technologies, which are designed to dramatically
reduce transcription costs and extract clinical data from these
information-rich narrative medical reports, offer tremendous synergy between
our two organizations,” Schwager said.
is PSI’s vision to provide physicians, both in the hospital and in their
private practices, with a means to access the critical patient information
needed to safely and effectively treat their patients. Dictaphone’s speech
recognition and data abstraction technology is a very strong complement to the
PSI vision,” said Jack Lewin, MD, CEO of the California Medical Association and
chair of PSI's Board of Directors. “Dictaphone’s relationship with PSI will prove to be very helpful in
advancing PSI’s mission of timely, practical and accessible clinical
information,” Lewin said.
About Dictaphone Healthcare Solutions Group
Dictaphone currently deploys
dictation, transcription and report management system solutions in some of the
world’s premier healthcare organizations. Its solutions automate and integrate critical elements in the creation
and management of health information, helping healthcare organizations improve
productivity and the quality of patient care. Dictaphone’s flagship Enterprise
transcription and report management system is an integral part of the creation
and flow of patient information in a substantial number of hospitals. It
currently supports several hundred thousand physicians who use Dictaphone
systems to generate an estimated two million reports a day. Dictaphone is also actively deploying its
recognition solutions, designed to dramatically reduce transcription costs and
speed report turnaround. Dictaphone has
also introduced the ichart family of
Internet subscription-based applications services provider (ASP) solutions that
offer dictation, transcription, and speech recognition access, as well as the
ability to integrate existing systems with new coding, natural language and
data mining technologies, which can significantly reduce the costs of managing
patient information. For sales and product information visit Dictaphone at
www.dictaphone.com or call 1-888-350-4836.
Dictaphone Corporate Contact--Don Fallati - Senior Vice President
Marketing & Strategic Planning
Dictaphone Corporation (203) 381 7218, email@example.com.
About Patient Safety Institute
PSI is a non-profit, patient-oriented, community
driven organization dedicated to providing confidential, real-time access to
critical clinical information to patients, hospitals and physicians at the
point of care. Under a collaborative
governance model, patient, physician, and hospital leaders have united to
combine the power of new and emerging technology with the strength of
patient-provider relationships to improve the quality of care and lower health
care costs. PSI's goals are to:
- Improve healthcare quality,
- Reduce medical errors,
- Lower the cost of health care,
- Strengthen the privacy and security of patients, physicians, and hospitals,
- Enhance the patient-physician and hospital-physician-patient relationships.
For additional information visit Patient Safety
Institute at www.ptsafety.org or call (972) 444-9800.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements
within the meaning of Section 21(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
These statements are based on Dictaphone’s current expectations and estimates
as to prospective events and circumstances that may or may not be in
Dictaphone’s control and as to which there can be no firm assurances given.
These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and
there can be no assurance that any of these forward-looking statements may
prove to be correct and actual results may differ materially. These risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic conditions in the U.S.
and abroad, the ability to complete and deliver products and services within
currently estimated time frames and budgets, the ability to effectively manage
diverse and geographically dispersed operations, difficulties with integrating
product plans, schedules and resources, potential that the information and
estimates used to predict future performance were not accurate, market acceptance
of Dictaphone’s products, competitive products, pricing pressures, and other
risks. Dictaphone disclaims any intent or obligation to update these
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