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Reading, England - Lister InHealth, the leading provider of managed healthcare services to the NHS, is piloting an innovative system to further enhance its diagnostic services. The company, which has around 240 staff working for public and private hospitals, is piloting WinScribe Internet digital dictation to allow consultants to dictate diagnoses at any of 32 sites and call on remote secretarial services to prepare the reports.
Lister is hoping the new system, which is being piloted by 25 consultants, will make the service more efficient, faster and more accurate.
According to Derek Hughes, Technical Director at Lister InHealth, the system should provide a multitude of benefits, not least to the patients. "The perception of dictation systems remains in cumbersome, tape-based systems. The new breed of system uses PC technology and the Internet to provide clear digital recordings that are never lost or broken and a robust workflow system to allow the right person to transcribe the recording, no matter where they are located, allowing for a faster diagnosis."
Consultants view MRI and CT scans either directly from film or from a digitised scan on PC and dictate their findings into WinScribe Internet. Dictation can be into a central server via a telephone line or into a digital dictation recorder, and is sent to a central WinScribe server at Lister InHealth's Newcastle facility.
The recorded analyses are automatically allocated to medical secretaries around the country or around the world by dictation workflow rules, allowing for appropriate skills to be employed as well as load balancing between hospitals.
"We use the latest technology to firewall the servers and advanced encryption technology to protect patient diagnoses and are confident we are taking a major step forward with the WinScribe system," he added.
WinScribe Internet digital dictation software is the first true, open standards, Internet-based digital dictation and workflow management solution. Flexible, customisable and scalable, WinScribe is a feature-rich, single package global solution that can reliably meet an organisation's need to support remote and/or office based authors and transcriptionists.
Designed and built on industry standard Microsoft Windows (95/98, NT, 2000 and XP) and SQL database server technologies, WinScribe Internet is easy to install in any business environment and uses intelligent routing technology to provide a fully automated, high security solution for the delivery of voice files to any destination in the world via the Internet, a corporate Intranet, a local area or wide area network (LAN/WAN) or telephone network.
WinScribe Europe is responsible for the promotion, sales and support of the WinScribe digital dictation and workflow management solution throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. WinScribe Europe has a well established customer base. These include government departments, hospitals, police forces and law firms, all of whom are now benefiting from improved workflow and employee performance. As more customers migrate from tape-based, WinScribe Europe's strategic partnership with WinScribe Inc, the New Zealand developers of the innovative WinScribe digital dictation and workflow management solution, places the company in the perfect position to take the lead in delivering next generation solutions.
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