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9 May 2022 – Augnito’s five-point guide for those healthcare organisations looking for an optimal radiology SR solution to improve workplace efficiency, morale and staff retention.

 
The Royal College of Radiology (RCR) reports unprecedented shortages across diagnostic radiologists – those who enable accurate treatment – and interventional radiologists who treat via non-invasive procedures. By RCR estimates, approximately 2,000 more consultants will be needed just to keep up with pre-pandemic demand for scans and surgery. According to Scribetech (UK) Ltd, a clinical voice-AI solution and disruptive technology provider, this shortfall shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. In fact, it’s expected to grow to 44% by 2025. It’s a concerning situation and the number of demoralised radiologists looking to work less and leave the NHS is even more worrying.

Shiraz Austin, Co-Founder and Managing Director for Augnito, stated: “Without staff, patients face longer waits for radiology services and treatment, missing out on crucial early diagnoses and life-saving image-guided surgery. While the pandemic exacerbated the problem, the radiology shortage isn’t new or unique to radiology.”

“To address staff shortages, new ways of working are critical. Without more consultants in training, improved staff retention and recruitment, expanding budgets and better staff support, the way things are done needs to change.”

Scribetech has developed a five-point ‘product’ checklist for radiologists looking for an effective SR solution to halt the decline in staff retention while boosting productivity:

  • • Accuracy: to avoid mistakes and errors in data entry – a solution that understands radiology vocabulary, even when spoken with the strongest of accents.
  • • Efficiency: to allow reports to be compiled easily and instantly.
  • • Simplicity: to enable the user to ‘speak and report’ – a solution that works securely out of the box, without the need for typing, copying parts of documents, or sending files for transcription. And a solution that is cloud-based to keep the IT burden low.
  • • Costs: that provide scalability and flexibility – a solution that works within departmental budgets without high investment in user training, hardware, software, or infrastructure.
  • • Time: to create instant reports, invest in patient care, and invest in the future of radiology – without having to spend hours searching patient records and notes, or contacting technical support to assist with system downtime and workflow issues.

 
“Ensuring that diagnosis and reporting are both as accurate and timely as possible is of the utmost importance. Otherwise, we are left with the growing alternative – delays that create a rapid decline in patient care standards. This impacts treatment outcomes and lives, which in turn creates a domino effect of impacts,” continued Shiraz.

Technology is not a cure for the NHS and radiology, but it can help. AI-powered clinical speech recognition solutions empower practitioners and save time. Cloud-based applications let radiologists, clinicians and healthcare staff report and enter patient data whenever and wherever it’s needed. The right technology helps staff do more in less time, more accurately, and without the location and connectivity constraints of older legacy systems.

Shiraz continued: “Speech recognition technology is not new to radiologists. But not everyone has access to the latest benefits that cloud, and AI voice-driven clinical SR solutions deliver. Speech recognition has changed in the last 15 years and continues to evolve. Today’s solutions equip radiologists to tackle the heavy lifting of reporting – and address backlogs – while mitigating the increase in reporting demand.”

Augnito provides a speech-enabled reporting solution that bolsters the capabilities of radiology teams and lets them be deployed where they are needed the most. Instead of restructuring specialists to cover radiographer or reporting tasks, Augnito allows radiologists to diagnose and report on patient cases directly. This means faster reporting, enriched patient data, and reduced clinical risk.

“Radiology staff should feel confident in the technology that is available to support them, so they can deal with the demands of their day-to-day as easily and efficiently as possible. Secure cloud-based speech recognition is the key – and Augnito is a good start,” concluded Shiraz.

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15 March 2022 – Bespoke speech recognition technology, Augnito, aids Wellbeing Software with highly accurate Radiology Information System workflows.

Scribetech has announced the integration of its disruptive, AI-powered voice-driven speech recognition (SR) software, Augnito, into Wellbeing Software’s Radiology Information System, Cris. Wellbeing Software is a leading supplier of specialist clinical information solutions, enabling better patient care across hospital departments, including radiology and maternity.

Augnito is a secure and portable AI-driven clinical SR product suite that offers fast, effortless ways to capture live clinical data, on any device, with 99.3% accuracy. The SaaS cloud-based solution is proven to create highly accurate clinical records, improving everything from patient diagnosis to patient hospital stays. Radiology departments have been the earlier adopters and pioneers of speech recognition technology to accommodate the ever-increasing levels of a wide variety of diagnostic reporting and the ever-expanding modality spectrum.

Radiologists are again picking up the baton of technology and embracing AI, proven to do the heavy lifting of reporting as demand increases. Wellbeing Software is widely recognised as being at the forefront of this technology. Working with Augnito’s additional and specifically developed clinical API and SDK tools, the need for time-consuming localised maintenance and upgrades is reduced and can now all be done centrally in the cloud.

Adopting Augnito into Wellbeing’s Cris, the UK’s most widely used Radiology Information System (RIS), will provide significant benefits to radiologists, NHS Trusts, clinicians, and patients – including faster reporting and improved patient data, with the ability to reduce clinical risk through focused anchoring. Augnito also allows the radiologist to use multiple screens and other third-party applications securely without losing focus from the patient record.

In an industry suffering a shortfall of radiologists and an overwhelming increase in reporting due to mounting reporting backlogs, added to the ever present administrative tasks connected to the role, time saved through AI driven clinical reporting can now begin to ease the growing burden on the healthcare professional.

Augnito delivers AI driven speech-enablement and voice-driven capability to applications without the need of typing or transcription but with the added ability of use across mobile and desktop devices. Augnito technology carries Scribetech’s commitment to data accuracy along with an impressive 20-year strong relationship with the NHS. It brings speech recognition to the clinical healthcare professionals who need it the most, alleviating clinical risk, cutting costs and avoiding difficult and time-consuming upgrades to legacy systems.

Shiraz Austin, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Scribetech (UK) Ltd, said: “We are thrilled to announce this working partnership with Wellbeing – a truly symbiotic relationship. Augmenting workflows with cutting-edge technology can transform healthcare institutions to improve patient care across all departments.”

“In Radiology, this will improve the very essence of healthcare from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, while minimising errors and inaccuracies. We are confident that this, in turn, will allow for significant returns on investment and enable us to expand on our mission to provide high quality and accurate speech recognition across the continuum of care. We are aiming to build many more partnerships like this in the future and reach other clinical departments where patient care is a vital part of a healthcare professional’s work.”

Steve Avery, General Manager, UK Operations at Wellbeing Software, said: “We have been incredibly impressed with Augnito. Its use of AI creates a powerful yet lightweight product that can make clinicians more efficient and safer, therefore improving patient outcomes. It is a most-welcomed addition to our service offerings, and we are excited to pass these benefits onto our customers.”

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For media enquiries, please contact [email protected].

About Scribetech and Augnito
Scribetech (UK) Ltd is a clinical voice solutions innovator, fusing 20 years of transcription and digital dictation services to the NHS, speech-to-text and clinical coding solutions for the healthcare sector, and its own speech recognition engine and advanced voice AI technology.

Augnito is Scribetech’s secure, cloud-based, AI-driven clinical speech recognition product suite. It offers fast, easy ways to capture live clinical data on any device with 99% accuracy, support for multiple medical specialties, and no need for voice profile training. Augnito brings seamless speech recognition to daily workflows and third-party clinical systems, turning medical information into clinical documentation and making healthcare intelligence securely accessible everywhere. scribetech.co.uk/augnito-speechrecognition

About Wellbeing Software
Wellbeing Software is a leading healthcare technology provider in more than 75% of NHS organisations. The company combines extensive UK resources and unparalleled experience in specialist divisions – pathology, oncology, radiology, maternity, data management, and electronic health records. Its core business is to enable customers to build on existing IT investments to deliver connected healthcare records and better patient care.

Wellbeing’s ability to connect its specialist systems with other third-party software enables healthcare organisations to achieve critical objectives, such as paperless working and creating complete electronic health records. Through its established footprint, specialist knowledge, and significant development resources, the company builds the foundations for connectivity within NHS organisations and beyond. www.wellbeingsoftware.com

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[LONDON 28 February 2022] – Scribetech has announced this week that it is actively looking to broaden its growing portfolio of channel partners in the UK healthcare sector for its speech recognition (SR) technology, Augnito. The partnerships will enhance the critical role they already play in the management of customers’ patient care.

Scribetech has long been recognised as a pioneering clinical documentation company that has consistently ranked top on multiple NHS Framework contracts in recent years. Earlier this month, NHS healthcare technology provider, Wellbeing Software announced its adoption of Augnito SR technology into its Radiology Information System. The partnership is one of several UK signed agreements Scribetech has gained in the last six months and joins the international list which includes Fujifilm; a provider of products and services to healthcare.

Augnito is a secure, portable, cloud-based, and AI-driven clinical SR product suite that offers fast, effortless ways to capture live clinical data, accurately on any device, anywhere. It turns medical information into clinical documentation to make healthcare intelligence securely accessible, meaning clinicians have more time to focus on delivering vital services in patient care.

Shiraz Austin, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Scribetech (UK) Ltd, said: “We provide Augnito through a highly selective network of value-added resellers and managed service providers that have a healthcare focus and the technical skills necessary to deliver IT solutions for the market. Our immediate focus is to support radiologists in both the public and the private healthcare system. As such, we are not only looking to expand our channel strategy but identify the right mix of technology partners.”

Augnito technology can help improve efficiency and optimise clinical workflow. As a web-based, zero-footprint SR solution, we can remove the administrative burden of profile management for existing customers and ensure zero-effort deployment for new ones.”
“From the outset, Augnito was built in close partnership with clinicians, using human-centred design, to create a Natural Language Processing engine to fit their needs – not the other way round. As a result, Augnito offers excellent support for a wide variety of clinical vocabulary and workflows,” continued Austin.

With a suite that includes a multi-platform product for desktops, mobile devices, web applications, and browsers, and an API product that can integrate with any clinical system, Augnito offers a secure, seamless way to work wherever it is needed.

Augnito comprises two flagship products – Augnito Everywhere and Augnito API & SDK – covering clinician’s patient documentation creation, editing, filing/archiving, reporting, and processing needs – driving better EPR intelligence for better care.
Augnito Everywhere is a multi-platform speech recognition application for use on a desktop, web browser, browser extension, and mobile, meaning that clinicians can transcribe, document, and transfer vital patient information at a time when they need to, anywhere, freeing up vital time often taken up by administrative tasks.

Augnito API & SDK offers an easy-to-integrate API that accurately converts speech into text in real-time and enables healthcare technology partners to voice-power/speech-enable their clinical solutions via an SDK that provides sample code to voice command and control any clinical system.

For more information, please follow https://www.linkedin.com/company/scribetech-uk-ltd/ or contact [email protected]

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Notes to editors
About Scribetech and Augnito
Scribetech (UK) Ltd. is a clinical voice-AI solution and disruptive technology provider. Founded in 2001, the company has accumulated two decades of experience as an approved supplier of clinical transcription services to the NHS and private healthcare providers.
This expertise has been combined with eight years of AI research and development partnerships established with engineers, analysts, and clinicians. The result is Augnito: an innovative, secure, cloud-based clinical speech recognition solution. Augnito brings seamless speech-enablement to daily workflows. All with 99.3% at-the-cursor accuracy, support for multiple medical specialities, and no need for voice profile training.

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Augnito from Scribetech will streamline workflows and improve patient data processes.

[London, 2 September 2021] – Clinical voice solutions specialist, Scribetech, is working with healthcare institutions across the UK to implement its new cloud-based voice AI product suite, Augnito.

The global pandemic has further highlighted the need for more efficient, device agnostic, voice-enabled healthcare products and services and an accelerated move away from legacy devices such as pagers and unsecure commercial generic voice recognition apps. Advancements in AI and voice technology mean clinicians now have access to a secure tool that can help reduce admin by up to an hour a day and save hundreds of pounds in related data entry costs.

Augnito is an evolution of Scribetech’s digital dictation and transcription services, which have been used by the NHS for 20 years. It is a portable, secure, cloud-based, AI-driven clinical speech recognition product that offers fast, easy ways to capture live clinical data on any device, Windows, Mac, or smartphone, with 99% accuracy. It turns medical information into clinical documentation by automatically transcribing medical records, referrals, or patient letters at the point of dictation. Augnito also supports speciality language models including radiology, histopathology and cardiology and can recognise regional and international dialects.

The suite’s easy to integrate API product means it can be added to existing Trust’s clinical systems or used to speech-enable an EPR.  A unique kit offers healthcare technology professionals and software developers a fast, easy way to automatically integrate speech recognition and voice-driven commands and controls into their own clinical systems.

Augnito’s key features include:

  • Save up to an hour on admin work every day with at-the-cursor speech recognition
  • Integrate speech recognition into any clinical system and easily feed information back into patient records
  • Streamline workflows with useful voice commands and timesaving macros
  • Use from anywhere with desktop, mobile and in-browser access
  • Reinvest time saved into delivering the highest standards of patient care
  • Start instantly with fast setup and no voice profile training

Shiraz Austin, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Scribetech, said: “The pandemic has highlighted the need for more efficient solutions in our healthcare systems. Augnito has been designed with input from doctors and AI scientists with the aim of significantly reducing clinicians’ workloads, allowing them to focus on providing the best possible care for their patients.”

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For more information about Scribetech and Augnito contact [email protected].
For media enquiries please contact Jenni Livesley on [email protected] or +44(0)300 1246 097.

About Scribetech and Augnito
Scribetech (UK) Ltd is a clinical voice solutions innovator, fusing 20 years of transcription and digital dictation services to the NHS, speech-to-text and clinical coding solutions for the healthcare sector, and its own speech recognition engine and advanced voice AI technology.

For two decades, Scribetech has consistently delivered accurate, efficient, cost-effective services and technology to support clinical transcription. Now, the team has combined this experience with 8 years of research and development, including 2 million hours of input from strategists, scientists, analysts, engineers and clinicians. The result is Augnito: a secure, cloud-based and AI-driven clinical speech recognition product suite.

Augnito offers fast, easy ways to capture live clinical data on any device with 99% accuracy, support for multiple medical specialties, and no need for voice profile training. It brings seamless speech recognition to daily workflows and third-party clinical systems, turning medical information into clinical documentation and making healthcare intelligence securely accessible, everywhere.

Scribetech is fully certified for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit and Cyber Essentials+. Its security, quality control and management processes are UKAS certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 for information security management.

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Augnito from Scribetech cuts workload and streamlines processes in general practice.

[London, 2 September 2021] – Clinical voice solutions specialist, Scribetech, has announced the launch of its new cloud-based voice AI product, Augnito.

Augnito is an evolution of Scribetech’s digital dictation and transcription services, which have been used in the NHS for 20 years. It has been launched in response to the need for GPs and practice staff to maximise their time and reduce contact with shared keyboards and equipment under increasing pressure as a result of the pandemic.

GPs provide an estimated 300 million patient consultations each year in the UK and each instance generates a new record in the patient’s history or an update to an existing one. This means GPs and secretaries are under increasing pressure to complete a significant amount of administration as quickly as possible.

Augnito is a portable, secure, cloud-based, AI-driven clinical speech recognition platform that offers a fast and efficient way to capture live clinical data on any device, Windows, Mac, or smartphone, with 99% accuracy. It turns medical information into clinical documentation by automatically transcribing medical records, referrals, or patient letters at the cursor and point of dictation. Augnito supports many medical speciality language models in addition to recognising all regional and international accents and dialects. With its easy to integrate API and software development kit, Augnito can be added seamlessly to existing electronic patient record systems and is proven to save GPs up to an hour of admin per day.

Shiraz Austin, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Scribetech, said: “Voice technology has a critical role to play in our healthcare system. The pandemic has highlighted the fact that clinicians are time poor and there is a clear need for more efficient solutions to help them prioritise patient care. Augnito is designed to significantly reduce the workload of GPs and support staff allowing them to focus on more important tasks.”

Speech is three times faster than typing and with Augnito, GPs can navigate clinical systems with just their voice. This enables them to maximise the speed at which medical records, referrals and patient letters are generated.

Shiraz went on to say: “Scribetech developed Augnito with the aim of delivering timely and accurately transcribed medical documents. With the input of doctors and AI scientists we’ve been able to a build a product suite we believe is the next generation of voice powered technology. It’s making a huge difference to medical institutions across the globe.”

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For more details contact [email protected]
For media enquiries please contact Jenni Livesley on [email protected] or +44(0)300 1246 097.

About Scribetech and Augnito

Scribetech (UK) Ltd is a clinical voice solutions innovator, fusing 20 years of transcription and digital dictation services to the NHS, speech-to-text and clinical coding solutions for the healthcare sector, and its own speech recognition engine and advanced voice AI technology.

For two decades, Scribetech has consistently delivered accurate, efficient, cost-effective services and technology to support clinical transcription. Now, the team has combined this experience with 8 years of research and development, including 2 million hours of input from strategists, scientists, analysts, engineers and clinicians. The result is Augnito: a secure, cloud-based and AI-driven clinical speech recognition product suite.

Augnito offers fast, easy ways to capture live clinical data on any device with 99% accuracy, support for multiple medical specialties, and no need for voice profile training. It brings seamless speech recognition to daily workflows and third-party clinical systems, turning medical information into clinical documentation and making healthcare intelligence securely accessible, everywhere.

Scribetech is fully certified for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit and Cyber Essentials+. Its security, quality control and management processes are UKAS certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 for information security management.