Konica Minolta-nVoq Partnership Accelerates Speech Recognition Integration

Move embeds cloud-based speech recognition and automation solutions into Konica-Minolta’s Exa® Platform.

In an agreement announced this week, Konica Minolta and nVoq will embed nVoq’s cloud-based speech recognition and automation solution into Konica’s Exa® Platform.

With the integration, Exa users will still have no workstation installation and a diagnostic-quality zero footprint fewer, Konica officials said, and they will also have access to voice-enabled reporting using nVoq’s speech recognition application programming interface (nVoq.SPS).

“Integrating Exa with nVoq’s clinically relevant solution empowers and complements our entire product portfolio of zero footprint technologies,” said Kevin Borden, Konica Minolta’s vice president of product, healthcare IT. “While our customers will benefit from streamlined implementation and operation, the real advantage is the ability to access the speech recognition software from anywhere at any time – in the office, clinic, or on a mobile device.”

In addition, Borden said, the integration will augment clinical productivity and reduce the need for software maintenance.

With this partnership, Exa users will have access to fast, accurate speech recognition that can be operational within seconds because it requires no downloads to workstations or devices, company officials said. Consequently, IT resources can be applied elsewhere.

“Improving clinical workflow through automation is a shared vision of our companies,” said Deborah Gillotti, nVoq Incorporated, chief operating officer. “We look forward to bringing these powerful solutions together to meet customer’s needs and helping make better decisions sooner.”

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