Digital Dictation Helps Realise Efficiency Gain for UK Hospital

May 17, 2011

Noble’s Hospital has today announced the successful implementation of BigHand’s digital dictation solution for the UK Healthcare market.

London, UK (PRWEB) May 16, 2011

Noble’s Hospital, based in the Isle of Man is a 330-bed acute general hospital serving over 80,000 people on the island. Noble’s Hospital has today announced the successful implementation of BigHand’s digital dictation solution for the UK Healthcare market. Initially a 165 user pilot, BigHand has been implemented across Noble’s hospital for clinicians to use incorporating 108 authors and 57 secretaries, with potential for 420 users in total at the hospital.

The BigHand for Healthcare product is now one of the most advanced and integrated solutions in the NHS for digital dictation and speech recognition, incorporating clinical correspondence within the same application.

A spokesperson for the Noble’s Hospital, Isle of Man commented;

“Secretaries are now able to focus on urgent and priority documents; they now see how long dictations are which enables them to plan their workload effectively. Secretaries are now able to type letters before releasing hospital notes to other areas which means notes are up to date from a clinical point of view. If one area is struggling with the volume of work I have been able to allocate resources from another area without a physical move, the secretaries feel the quality of the dictation is better.

From the medics point of view, the ability to monitor their workload, means they can put due dates on their dictations which ensures TCI dates etc are met, no more lost tapes and they are able to send urgent work and know it will be done as soon as they have finished dictating.”

As a UK developer, BigHand has a 20+ strong development and products team based in the UK, made up of Software Engineers, all educated to Degree level, Software Testers who are ISEB qualified, a Technical Architect, Agile Business Analyst and Development Director. The BigHand for Healthcare digital dictation and speech recognition system is an integral part of a continual development programme within BigHand’s Healthcare division to deliver products and services that meet NHS Trusts’ needs and requirements.

Other NHS Trusts to have implemented the BigHand digital dictation and speech recognition system in the past 12 months include, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, East Sussex Hospital NHS Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust.

Any Trust/Hospital interested in a live demo, custom consultation or for further information please visit http://www.bighand.com or email enquiry(at)bighand(dot)com


Chris Bell, BigHand. Email: chris(dot)bell(at)bighand(dot)com Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 5907

About BigHand

BigHand is based out of London, Chicago and Sydney. BigHand is the leading provider of digital dictation and speech recognition technology to the UK Healthcare market. BigHand is currently used by over 25 NHS Trusts in the UK, involving over 15,000 users. Further information is available at http://www.bighand.com.

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