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3M™ M*Modal Fluency Direct compatibility with Altera Digital Health


Engineered specifically for the needs of Altera Paragon, Altera Sunrise™, and Altera TouchWorks® users to speech enable these acute care and ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) systems so that clinicians can create better, faster and more complete documentation.

  • Compatibility and performance

    These Altera Digital Health systems are robustly supported by 3M so that you can efficiently, accurately and immediately capture the complete patient story in your EHR. 3M™ M*Modal Fluency Direct allows for direct dictation into your Altera Digital Health system, with full voice navigation and edit capabilities. All medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies are supported, and so are the use of customized templates, macros and a robust library of voice commands.

  • Computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD)

    Uniquely, 3M Fluency Direct’s embedded CAPD functionality is also available for Altera Sunrise users for real time improvement in documentation quality and patient care. This game-changing capability delivers interactive clinical intelligence to clinicians as they document in the EHR by continuously analyzing the note, suggesting improvements in quality and reporting on physician engagement with the system.

    • ICD-10 support
    • Clinical documentation integrity (CDI)
    • Documentation best practices
  • 3M M*Modal documentation solutions

    Our goal in supporting Altera Digital Health applications is to provide physicians with a ubiquitous experience and efficiency boosting technology. Altera Digital Health users have access to the whole 3M documentation solution suite including back-end transcription, so that physicians can interchangeably use the most convenient workflow at any given time. Uniquely, the same voice profile is shared across both the front-end speech recognition and back-end transcription workflows for greater convenience, flexibility and improvement in accuracy. Irrespective of your preferred documentation workflow, you can now reduce cost and turnaround times, improve quality and accuracy, and optimize the physician documentation experience.

    • Front-end speech recognition
    • Dictation/transcription
    • Mobile recognition
  • Virtual deployment

    3M Fluency Direct is built to scale and its compatibility with these Altera Digital Health systems extends across Citrix® XenApp®, Microsoft® RemoteDesktop and Microsoft RemoteApp deployments. This means that 3M Fluency Direct can be installed locally at a facility while still having full speech and CAPD integration with virtualized Altera Digital Health applications.

3M Fluency Direct

  • Our cloud-based front-end speech recognition solution for hospitals and larger clinics works with more than 250 EHRs, from any location and with any device. Its embedded CAPD capability supports better documentation and optimizes the physician experience.

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