Medical dictation/transcription/speech recognition vendor M*Modal and Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare have developed a speech recognition-powered computerized physician order entry mobile app and will demonstrate a beta version at HIMSS13 in New Orleans.

The app operates on Apple mobile devices, enabling a clinician to select a patient and verbally place an order, describing information on the prescription such as dosage, frequency and qualifiers for a medication, and transmit the order to an electronic records system. “The ability for a physician to dictate common prescription orders and have them seamlessly integrated into our electronic medical records system can create better productivity and improve patient safety,” explains Intermountain CIO Marc Probst.

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