Microsoft and Nuance team up on ‘exam room of the future’ to end doctor burnout

GeekWire | Oct 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • Microsoft is teaming up with Nuance Communications to revamp hospital exam rooms with artificial intelligence and natural language processing, creating technology that will help clinicians spend less time documenting interactions with patients — a well-known source of burnout among health workers.
  • Studies have found that doctors spend more than half their day interacting with the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Microsoft and Nuance plan to create a system that automatically creates a document in the electronic health record following a healthcare visit.