Dave’s Ipaq – Voicebrook Selects ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking to Speech-Enable VoiceOver Enterprise Medical Transcription Solution @ Dave’s iPAQ

ScanSoft, Inc., the global leader of speech and imaging solutions, announced that Voicebrook has integrated speech recognition with its award-winning VoiceOver(TM) Enterprise medical transcription solution using the ScanSoft(R) Dragon NaturallySpeaking(R) 8 SDK (software developers toolkit). Dragon NaturallySpeaking is the world’s leading speech recognition solution, enabling the automatic conversion of speech into text at up to 160 words per minute, and allowing the voice-control of software applications simply by speaking.

Voicebrook leveraged the ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking SDK to quickly and easily add speech recognition capabilities to VoiceOver Enterprise, which provides robust transcription processing capabilities for a wide variety of electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical 8 enables the real-time conversion of speech into text, allowing documents and forms to be completed by voice. As a result, speech recognition is the fastest way to enter clinical data into an EMR, and delivers the greatest reduction in transcription processing costs. Caregivers have the flexibility to capture voice input from a range of devices, including digital recorders, PDA’s and Tablet PC’s.

“With Dragon NaturallySpeaking, ScanSoft delivers the features and the near-perfect accuracy that will result in a larger community of caregivers able to work efficiently with speech recognition,” said E. Ross Weinstein, Voicebrook president and CEO. “It was an easy choice for Voicebrook to select Dragon NaturallySpeaking for our VoiceOver product. No other speech recognition product provides the levels of accuracy and extensive medical vocabularies needed by caregivers to create medical records by voice.”

More than 1500 caregivers – in specialties such as Radiology, Pathology, Surgery and Oncology, among others – use VoiceOver Enterprise to create medical documentation within an existing hospital information system by voice. Built on standard Windows programming conventions, VoiceOver Enterprise is compatible with virtually all EMR, CPR, and RIS systems in use at healthcare providers today. Voicebrook Professional Services can configure and customize the product to the unique needs of individual healthcare providers. VoiceOver Enterprise adds features allowing medical professionals to work in networked, enterprise environments where they move from workstation to workstation and always require secure access to their individual voice profiles and patient records. Additionally, VoiceOver incorporates the use of hundreds of medical templates and user-defined normal observations, allowing medical professionals to dramatically accelerate creation of medical records.

ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking Client and Server SDK

The ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking SDK is used by developers and integrators to rapidly add both front-end and back-end speech recognition capabilities including speech-to-text and voice command capabilities directly into in-house and commercial applications. The Dragon NaturallySpeaking SDK provides everything needed to add cutting-edge speech recognition technology to any workflow application. This toolkit enables everything from free text dictation to command and control functionality, and can be deployed as part of a server or client based solution.

“Speech recognition is an efficient and affordable solution for healthcare organizations looking to drive down traditional transcription costs and improve the accuracy and turnaround time associated with creating patient records,” said John Shagoury, president, ScanSoft Productivity Applications Division. “We are pleased to continue working with Voicebrook, which has a proven track record of helping some of the nation’s largest healthcare providers to not only drive down costs and increase efficiencies, but also improve patient care.”

About Voicebrook

Voicebrook is a leading speech recognition technology consultancy and software developer, serving healthcare enterprises throughout the United States. Voicebrook’s principals have an unmatched track record of delivering speech recognition solutions that provide financial savings, as well as other important benefits including more natural computer interfaces, increased technology utilization by clinicians, more familiar documentation formats, improved clinical documentation and avoidance of repetitive strain injury (RSI). Voicebrook is an active contributor in regional and national organizations focusing on technology implementation for healthcare, including HIMSS, AHIMA, New York Software Industry Association, and the Long Island Software and Technology Network (Healthcare Special Interest Group). Contact Bill DeStefanis, or visit for additional information.

About ScanSoft, Inc.

ScanSoft, Inc. is a leading supplier of imaging, speech and language solutions that are used to automate a wide range of manual processes-saving time, increasing worker productivity and improving customer service. For additional information on the company, please visit

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