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Nuance acquires Webmedx

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BURLINGTON, MA, July 14, 2011Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that it acquired Webmedx, which offers transcription and editing services and clinical documentation technology for hospitals and clinics nationally. Webmedx’s natural language processing (NLP) driven Quality Analytics application enhances Nuance’s clinical language understanding (CLU) innovations, whereby actionable information improves business and clinical decisions.

“Webmedx’s award-winning clinical documentation services and technology strengthens and expands Nuance’s work with healthcare organizations as they undertake EHR adoption and strive to achieve Meaningful Use,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Healthcare. “Additionally, Webmedx will help to accelerate Nuance’s efforts to extend the power of its speech-driven solutions so that clinicians’ spoken words are not simply transformed into text, but through clinical understanding solutions can be used for clinical decision making, leading to improved patient care and a reduction in overall healthcare costs.”


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