Dictation services for Radiology with the integration of the two services. More about the hospital integration services can be found here. Recently I have posted about Philips and their investments with the manufacturing of MRI machines in China as well, so they have a pretty large portfolio of products in place or on the rise so the completion of the software end of the project with adding speech recognition to the PACS imaging portion of the business makes sense.
For electronic medical record connectivity, there is also the Common User Interface designed by Microsoft and open to developers and all interested parties to develop an interface with the latest technology from Microsoft and create a connection to the Amalga HIS.
More information can be found here from Dr. Crounse at his MSDN blog with some updated information added last week along with all the developer tool kits and other additional information to work with some of the latest dot net technologies including Silverlight. If you watched any of the Olympics online, then you are familiar with the robust format Silverlight can bring to the user interface. BD
Monday, September 29, 2008: Royal Philips Electronics has signed a global licensing agreement with Microsoft to bring speech recognition to Microsoft's Amalga family of enterprise healthcare solutions. Microsoft will offer Philips SpeechMagic to customers using Microsoft Amalga Hospital Information System (Amalga HIS) and Amalga RIS/PACS, with the goal of helping healthcare providers generate accurate information and turn it into actionable information that is sharable, searchable and contributes to making clinical improvements.
Amalga HIS is built around an electronic health record (EHR) and includes complete patient and bed management as well as an integrated radiology information system (RIS) and a picture archiving and communication system (PACS).
Microsoft Health Solutions Group and Philips Speech Recognition Systems will immediately start the process of integrating their technologies
Microsoft Amalga RIS/PACS is an integrated Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), Amalga RIS/PACS can operate as a stand-alone imaging system or a seamlessly integrated component of the Microsoft Amalga Hospital Information System (HIS).