Augmedix Announces Partnership with Google Cloud to Harness Automated Speech Recognition Technology
Augmedix and Google Cloud partner to reduce administrative burdens and allow clinicians to focus on patient care.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Augmedix, Inc. (OTCQX: AUGX), a leading provider of virtual medical documentation and live clinical support, today announced that it has partnered with Google Cloud to optimize and integrate automated speech recognition (“ASR”) technology for use in real-world clinical settings.
ASR technology is a critical component in the Augmedix technology stack, and Augmedix is now integrating Google Cloud Speech-to-Text into its Notebuilder technology platform, which provides natural language processing (NLP) to produce a final clinical note.
The combined ASR and NLP technology enhances the efficiency and quality of Augmedix’s medical documentation from ambient conversation while meeting the enterprise-grade security expectations of major health systems, including end-to-end encryption and robust user consent policies.
Augmedix is harnessing ASR broadly across its user base, for both conversational (ambient) and single-party (dictation) contexts, to materially improve efficiency and quality scores for Augmedix and its clinician users, across more than a dozen national health systems.
“This is a significant leap forward for Augmedix’s technology evolution. With Google Cloud Speech-to-Text, we believe we can improve the accuracy of our NLP models, improve our unit economics, and accelerate our ability to scale to new clinicians,” said Ian Shakil, Founder of Augmedix. “Crucially, Google Cloud's models perform well in real-time, which is necessary for us, because unlike other solutions in the market, our clinician customers frequently expect note delivery to occur in real-time.”
“As we pull through the last innings of the pandemic, we believe front-line healthcare workers need a burnout-alleviating solution like Augmedix, now more than ever. We are excited to partner with Augmedix so that clinicians can receive immediate burnout relief and enhanced productivity,” said Dr. Esteban López, Google Cloud.
Augmedix, Inc. (OTCQX: AUGX) humanizes the clinician-patient experience by enabling clinicians to focus on what matters most: delivering high-quality patient care. Augmedix converts natural clinician-patient conversation into medical documentation and provides real-time administrative support, including referrals, orders, and reminders. The Augmedix service platform is powered by intelligent automation technologies that are overseen by virtual healthcare data specialists. The service, which supports over 35 specialties, timely delivers accurate and comprehensive medical documentation to several of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. and to hundreds of independent clinicians, supporting medical offices, clinics, hospitals, emergency departments and telemedicine practices nationwide. Augmedix can save clinicians 2–3 hours per day, improve clinician productivity by as much as 20%, and increase clinicians' satisfaction with work-life balance by over 40%. To learn more about Augmedix, visit augmedix.com.
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Released September 29, 2021