Nuance Healthcare Voice-Enables Clinical Documentation in Canada with Dragon Medical French

Nuance Healthcare’s medical voice recognition solution, Dragon Medical, is now available to French-speaking Canadian healthcare providers. Dragon Medical is currently used by approximately 25% of U.S. physicians, contributing to increased workflow efficiency for clinicians, and more importantly, improved quality of patient care.

Real-Time, Medical Voice Recognition Supports Canadian French-Speaking Providers; Clinicians Can Capture the Patient Story without Sacrificing Quality, Cost or Time

BURLINGTON, MA – January 12, 2012 Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) announced today that it has expanded the availability of its real-time, medical voice recognition solution, Dragon Medical, to French-speaking Canadian providers.  Through the delivery of Dragon Medical 11 French, Nuance will now help the thousands of French-speaking practicing clinicians across Canada to conveniently and efficiently create medical notes by speaking.

Dragon Medical 11 French, released in Europe in the first half of 2010, is already used by thousands of clinicians to document care.  With real-time, voice-driven clinical documentation, clinicians are empowered to capture a more thorough patient story without sacrificing time.  Used by an estimated 25 percent of the total U.S. physician population, Dragon Medical is proven to maximize healthcare professionals’ productivity and performance by supporting a natural, voice-driven workflow that is preferred by clinicians and enables them to spend more time focused on patient care and less time on reporting.

“Dragon Medical French 11 has freed me from the burdens and errors associated with documentation via pen.  With Dragon Medical, I speak my patient notes; I leverage voice-driven macros to streamline the documentation process, to ensure high levels of accuracy and to optimize my efficiency,” said Dr. Sylvain Croteau, M.D. at Gatineau Hospital.  “Even in a loud, hectic emergency service setting, Dragon Medical has helped me and my physician colleagues to save time and more importantly to focus on the delivery of care.”

With Dragon Medical French, clinicians will have access to a general medicine and radiology vocabulary.  In addition, customizable commands such as Voice Shortcuts and DragonTemplates are available to help clinicians streamline the creation of care-critical documentation including Progress Notes, History of Present Illness, Assessments and Treatment Plans, as well as the dictation of Consultation and Referral Letters.  For information on all versions of the Dragon Medical family of solutions please visit:

“The features of Dragon Medical French 11 are remarkable for French-speaking physicians in Canada.  Last summer, we partnered with Nuance to run a pilot project of Dragon Medical French amongst 25 physicians across a variety of clinical settings,” said Waleed G. Qirbi, Dragon Medical reseller VoicePC.  “The results of the pilot were nothing but positive; doctors were achieving high levels of recognition and are now able to document more efficiently.  We’re very excited to be able to help deliver the value of Dragon Medical to the unique medical community of Canada.”

“We’re excited to introduce Dragon Medical to a broader set of Canadian clinicians and healthcare organizations.  Dragon Medical is proven to contribute to increased quality of patient care and safety, and also brings tremendous efficiencies to clinicians’ workflow,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Healthcare.  “Across its more than 200,000 clinician users, Dragon Medical has a proven track record in reducing significant costs and improving physicians’ adoption of Electronic Health Records software.”


Dragon Medical 11 French is available immediately in Canada through a Nuance authorized distributor.  For more information please visit:

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Nuance Healthcare, a division of Nuance Communications, is the market leader in providing clinical understanding solutions that accurately capture and transform the patient story into meaningful, actionable information.  Thousands of hospitals, providers and payers worldwide trust Nuance voice-enabled clinical documentation and analytics solutions to facilitate smarter, more efficient decisions across the healthcare enterprise.  These solutions are proven to increase clinician satisfaction and HIT adoption, supporting organizations to achieve Meaningful Use of EHR systems and transform to the accountable care model.  Recognized as “Best-in-KLAS” 2004-2011 for Voice Recognition we invite you to learn more,