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Nuance and Emerging Technologies to host first ever Dragon Medical seminar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Event to demonstrate the potential of world-leading speech recognition solution for the state, the Middle East’s largest healthcare provider

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 September 2012 — Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) and its Middle East partner Emerging Technologies today announced their first ever Dragon Medical seminar in Saudi Arabia – to take place in Riyadh next Monday (17 September).

Emerging Technologies CEO Sassine Mazraani will kick off this unique evening event with a picture of the market and a round-up of deployments in the Middle East. Nuance Healthcare Middle East Sales Director Lincoln Payne will follow with a presentation on speech recognition technologies including Dragon Medical, Nuance’s flagship desktop solution for medical professionals - and summarize its take-up in other regions. Ali Juma, Emerging Technologies’ operations manager, will then tie up the opening section with a live demo of the products, giving guests an idea of their scope and application. The guest speaker at the event, giving an overview of the technology, will be speech recognition expert Kresimir Rajic, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the field.

Reducing report turnaround times

Speech recognition has been quietly revolutionizing healthcare across the globe, with the US, UK and Europe all enthusiastically adopting the technology. Statistics show that, in the US alone, there are six times as many physicians using speech recognition solutions as there were in 2010. Speech recognition has been proven to help reduce lengths of hospitals stays and speed up medical treatment, due to its capacity to eliminate waiting times for medical information. This enhanced availability and accessibility of information in turn helps improve healthcare decision making, diagnostic reliability and treatment outcomes.

“In the last few years, speech recognition technology has proven its efficiency and its numerous benefits for doctors and healthcare providers all over the world – including many states and countries within the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region,” says Lincoln Payne. “This event will give us the opportunity to bring to Saudi Arabia – the largest healthcare provider in the Middle East - the latest solutions on the market so it, too, can benefit from it.”

“Participants at the event will also find out how the technology is reducing medical reporting turnaround times - and how it is making it easier for doctors to finalize their reports in a matter of minutes,” says Sassine Mazraani.

Seeing the technology in action

Guests will also get an opportunity to take part in a hands-on workshop and try out Dragon Medical for themselves at the seminar, which takes place at Riyadh’s Intercontinental Hotel. The event will then conclude with a shared dinner, where guests can share their experiences of speech recognition technologies with other Nuance customers and partners.

Please feel free to get in touch with the above contacts for further information or to attend the event.

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