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Nuance launches Precision Imaging Network, a new AI-powered cloud-based platform for radiologists.
Nuance® Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) launched the Nuance Precision Imaging Network, an AI-powered cloud platform that delivers patient-specific data and insights from diagnostic imaging into existing clinical and administrative workflows across the healthcare ecosystem. Leveraging the scale of Nuance’s PowerScribe and PowerShare diagnostic imaging solutions, the Nuance Precision Imaging Network connects imaging stakeholders and facilitates the use of AI to inform precision diagnostics and therapeutics, increase physician efficiency, and lower overall healthcare costs.
Importance of Diagnostic Imaging
The importance of diagnostic imaging is reflected in a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, which found that more than 80 percent of all hospital and health system visits included at least one imaging study. As a result, hospitals and health systems today spend an estimated $65 billion each year on diagnostic imaging related to more than 23,000 different conditions. By enabling the secure and efficient sharing of AI-enhanced diagnostic imaging information, the Nuance Precision Imaging Network augments clinical decision making, facilitates earlier detection and treatment of diseases when the chance for positive patient outcomes is greater and enhances interpretation and workflow efficiencies for a wide array of physicians.
Nuance Precision Imaging Network
The Nuance Precision Imaging Network maximizes the effectiveness, efficiency, and value of diagnostic imaging by delivering meaningful, AI-generated, patient-centered data and insights to all key imaging stakeholders including:
– Radiologists, who can enhance radiology efficiency and augment interpretation by automating repetitive and mundane tasks, receiving AI-powered worklist prioritization, integrated clinical decision support, and communications tools within existing workflows through trusted and familiar solutions.
– Healthcare Provider Organizations, who can apply additional AI-generated insights from diagnostic imaging to support earlier diagnosis, inform treatment options and planning, and augment clinical decision-making.
– Health Plans & Self-Insured Employers, who can improve payer-provider collaboration to address quality and cost and enhance care coordination using shared clinical data in support of better patient outcomes.
– Life Science Companies, who can inform the use of precision therapeutics and companion diagnostics by qualifying patients eligible for life-enhancing treatment options and clinical trials more quickly and efficiently across the entire nation.
“Nuance recognizes that almost every patient story starts with a diagnostic image. The Nuance Precision Imaging Network is the only nationwide patient-centered diagnostic imaging platform that seamlessly delivers AI-generated patient information into the full array of clinical and administrative workflows across provider, payer, and life science use cases,” said Peter Durlach, Chief Strategy Officer, Nuance. “By leveraging Nuance’s unmatched scale in diagnostic imaging built up over the past 25 years and a robust partner ecosystem, the Nuance Precision Imaging Network establishes a common cloud-based framework that enables all stakeholders to apply rapid advances in imaging AI to improve clinical outcomes, financial performance, and efficiency across the entire patient journey from screening through follow-up.”