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Nuance’s Chief Medical Information Officer to Present at NHS Productivity: Transforming Healthcare Conference

Marlow, UK, 22 February 2013 - Nuance Communications has announced that its Chief Medical Information Officer will deliver a presentation at the “NHS Productivity: Transforming Healthcare Conference” on 28 February, at the Harrogate International Centre. During a masterclass entitled, “Intelligent Speech Recognition in Healthcare - Easing The Burden of Technology Adoption for Patients and Clinicians,” Dr Nick van Terheyden, CMIO of Nuance Communications, will explain how speech solutions from Nuance are delivering efficiencies in healthcare while easing the burden of capturing patient clinical data.

As Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. van Terheyden brings a distinctive blend of medical practitioner and business strategist, to the realm of healthcare technology. A Graduate of the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, he is a pioneer in the evolution of healthcare technology, a sought-after spokesperson on industry issues, and has worked as a business leader in one of the first speech recognition Internet companies.

During Dr. van Terheyden’s presentation, conference delegates will gain insight into the latest advances in speech technology, developed to simplify the human to computer interface and provide rapid access to clinical knowledge and patient information. Dr. van Terheyden will explain how Nuance and its authorised partners work with healthcare providers and healthcare professionals to implement speech technology solutions that meet their goals of achieving better patient outcomes, while optimising clinician productivity and reducing costs. Medical professionals attending the workshops will learn how Nuance’s voice and language understanding solutions for healthcare improve the quality of medical documents while reducing turn-around time.

The “NHS Productivity: Transforming Healthcare Conference” has been developed to enable delegates to hear insightful case studies that demonstrate how to deliver tangible cost savings. They will also learn about the latest strategies to help close the productivity gap and discover how best to integrate technology so that it provides optimum value for the taxpayer and better care for the patient.

Nuance’s speech recognition solutions are available to NHS Trusts nationwide through an NHS Framework Agreement. The availability of the speech solutions, which will be supplied by Nuance’s partners, indicates that speech recognition technology is considered reliable and precise enough for an environment where document accuracy is essential. In the UK, Nuance has already partnered with suppliers to install speech recognition-based solutions at Trusts across the country, including London’s Great Ormond Street, NHS Northumbria, and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Nuance Healthcare

Nuance Healthcare, a division of Nuance Communications, is the market leader in creating clinical understanding solutions that drive smart, efficient decisions across healthcare.  Nuance provides solutions and services that improve the entire clinical documentation process — from the capture of the complete patient record to clinical documentation improvement, coding, compliance and appropriate reimbursement. More than 450,000 physicians and 10,000 healthcare organisations worldwide leverage Nuance’s award-winning, voice-enabled clinical documentation and analytics solutions to support the physician in any clinical workflow and on any device. For more information, visit

Nuance Communications

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit

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