NHS Scotland Benefits from Reduced Costs of Digital Dictation and Speech Recognition Acquisition

Paisley, Scotland (PRWEB) February 10, 2009 - Healthcare facilities in Scotland can cut the cost of improvements in efficiency as a result of Voice Technologies appointment to the National Framework for Scotland to supply Winscribe digital dictation solutions to every hospital wishing to purchase the software within NHS Scotland. The selection of healthcare digital dictation and speech recognition integration experts Voice Technologies has freed hospitals from the need to carry out costly tender processes.

Over 2,500 members of staff are currently using the systems in clinics and hospitals across Scotland, with thousands more staff and patients benefitting from the impact of improved report turnaround times and accuracies.

"This contract has a projected value of over £2 million, and competing against international firms to keep this contract in Scotland has assured us of one thing: that our innovative solutions will help patients to get their results sooner," explains Heather Wylie, Managing Director of Voice Technologies.

With over a decade of innovation in the healthcare sector, the award-winning Scottish company is well-placed to showcase the benefits that the Winscribe Digital Dictation and Workflow Management System can bring hospitals and clients, from demonstrations and pilots to full distributed deployments across multiple locations. Winscribe’s digital dictation, workflow and speech recognition systems deliver substantial process efficiencies. Voice Technologies have extensive experience in delivering the benefits these bring – by focusing on integration with existing processes and systems.

"Our expertise in integrating Winscribe with other clinical and medical applications used around the NHS has been a key element in our success,” Heather Wylie notes.

Philip Vian, CEO of Winscribe Europe observed:

“We have been working with Voice Technologies for years, recognising their skill in integrated deployments through awards and Platinum Partnership status. The fact that National Services Scotland has recognised the need for a fast and efficient way of procuring digital dictation supplies from an experienced supplier is a positive step in acknowledging the efficiency enhancements digital dictation, workflow and speech recognition systems bring to healthcare professionals, and, ultimately, patients.”

Heather Wylie concluded,

“Each time we work with a hospital or clinic we see the difference it makes – both to staff and to the patients. Results are delivered faster, medical reports are better managed and more accurate, and, in this turbulent financial climate, it is good to know that we can deliver real cost savings that also directly benefit patients and staff.”

About Voice Technologies

Formed in 1996, Voice Technologies is a speech recognition and digital dictation solutions provider based in Paisley and Sheffield, UK. Voice Technologies supplies customers in healthcare, legal and local government sectors with integrated speech systems, and is partners with Philips Speech Processing, Winscribe, Healthcare Software Systems, Kodak Carestream, and LawWare.

Voice Technologies logos, photos and additional background available on request from helpdesk@thinkbiggar.com More information also available on their website at www.voicetechnologies.co.uk

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