MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., May 15 MedQuist Inc.(Pink Sheets: MEDQ), the leading provider of clinical documentation workflowtechnology and services, and StructuRad LLC, an innovator in radiologyreporting solutions, announced today they have agreed to integrate and useStructuRad's radiology reporting content "macros" in MedQuist's SpeechQ forRadiology(TM) speech recognition solution product.
MedQuist will be demonstrating this integration at its booth (#304) at theSociety for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2008 Annual Meeting, beingheld May 15-18 in Seattle, Wash.
The purpose of the agreement is to provide MedQuist with a new add-oncapability for macro reporting within SpeechQ. The SpeechQ macro reportingproduct will use content macros derived from StructuRad's proprietaryknowledge base radiology lexicon. StructuRad currently has a library of morethan 7,000 report templates.
"From the beginning, our goal with SpeechQ was to provide choices for theradiologist. Our partnership with StructuRad again demonstrates our desire togive the end user that choice. The content that StructuRad provides will alsohelp organizations to provide better quality reporting to their customers,"states Chris Spring, MedQuist director of speech recognition solutions.
"Combining StructuRad macros with MedQuist's advanced speech recognitionsolutions will further enhance SpeechQ users' productivity," notes BillTulloss, vice president of marketing and sales for StructuRad LLC. "Thispartnership will make it easy for SpeechQ users to quickly create reports froman extensive library of templates, rather than developing them on their own."
Founded by radiologists and computer scientists, StructuRad delivers aseries of RadBoost(TM) technologies to OEM partners to improve their radiologyofferings. StructuRad also offers complete end-user solutions with ReportNowand StudyManager products. StructuRad constantly innovates to optimize thereporting process, increase workflow efficiency and reduce report turnaroundtime. The hallmark of StructuRad RadBoost(TM) technology series andapplications is rich content with a complete radiology knowledge base,comprehensive macro library, flexible workflow, and ease of integration.StructuRad is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner. For more information, visithttp://www.structurad.com.
MedQuist is the largest Medical Transcription Service Organization (MTSO)in the world, and a leader in technology-enabled clinical documentationworkflow. MedQuist's enterprise solutions -- including mobile voice capturedevices, speech recognition, Web-based workflow platforms, and global networkof medical editors -- help healthcare facilities improve patient care,increase physician satisfaction, and lower operational costs. For moreinformation, please visit http://www.medquist.com.
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