Philips and Nuance to Bring AI Directly into Radiology Reporting
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 21 Nov 2017
Image: A screenshot from the Illumeo imaging and informatics technology platform (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).
Health technology company Royal Philips (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Burlington, MA, USA), a provider of intelligent voice and language solutions, will jointly bring artificial intelligence-based (AI-based) image interpretation and reporting capabilities to radiologists.
Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Nuance provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world, and its technologies, applications and services transform the way people interact with devices and systems.
Their joint initiative will leverage assets from Philips Illumeo with adaptive intelligence and Nuance PowerScribe 360 to help reduce discrepancies, and improve radiology reporting, accuracy and standardization. Philips Illumeo, an imaging and informatics technology with adaptive intelligence, combines contextual awareness capabilities with advanced data analytics to augment the work of radiologists. Illumeo optimizes workflow and care consistency by providing a single view of the most relevant case-related information from various sources. The integration of Illumeo with Nuance PowerScribe 360, a real-time radiology reporting platform, will provide radiologists with access to a variety of tools at the point-of-care, including risk stratification, greater report accuracy and structure, faster turnaround times, and ability to more quickly and accurately inform the next step of care.
“Through this collaboration, Philips and Nuance demonstrate our commitment to deliver AI-based technology to help improve radiologists’ daily workflow and bring focus back to the patient,” said Yair Briman, Business Leader, Healthcare Informatics at Philips. “Pressured by time constraints and increased volume of studies in modern practice, radiologists will have access to AI-driven solutions and practical applications, including the integration of ACR guidelines, to help save time and effort while improving report quality.”
“Providing rapid and efficient generation of high-quality, actionable reports is necessary to drive the shift to value-based care while continuing to manage growing volume,” said Karen Holzberger, vice president and general manager, Healthcare Diagnostics, Nuance. “By accelerating the creation, access and usability of AI tools, the collaboration between Nuance and Philips will improve workflow efficiencies even further by reducing redundant tasks and helping better automate the reporting process.”