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ILTA Names Nuance the Leader in Document Scanning, Cost Recovery and Voice Recognition Solutions for the Legal Community

BURLINGTON, Mass., January 28, 2013 – Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today announced that its scanning, cost recovery and voice-to-text technology solutions for legal once again led their respective categories in the 2012 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Technology Survey. The survey, representing more than 90,000 attorneys and more than 200,000 law firm technology users, showed Nuance eCopy ShareScan® as the leading document scanning and workflow software; the combination of Equitrac Professional® and Copitrak, a division of Nuance, as the leading cost recovery solution; and Nuance’s Dragon® desktop and mobile offerings as the leading voice recognition solution.

“Nuance’s leading position in technologies for the legal industry reflects the value of our solutions for legal professionals—enhancing their productivity and helping them work with documents more seamlessly,” said Michael Rich, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Document Imaging. “Nuance solutions deliver sustained operational benefits and strong return-on-investment, while also helping law firms reduce time and cost in litigation, eFiling and eDiscovery.”

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CASE STUDY: CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY - Miron Construction Building Excellence Through Improved Business Processes

CHALLENGE

  • Needed a more efficient way to transfer plans, permits, specifi cation sheets, estimates, and billing information between architects, subcontractors, and regulatory agencies
  • Needed to signifi cantly reduce the cost of sending hard copy paper documents via mail and courier service
  • Needed to improve accounting processes by digitizing workflow
  • Needed to streamline creation of multi-page Operations and Maintenance Manuals done

STRATEGY

  • Installed eCopy ShareScan® on all existing digital copiers
  • Installed eCopy Desktop™ on all employee desktop PCs for simple document editing and sharing
  • Created a centralized Web-based project management site to make documents easily accessible and reduce the amount of time for approval cycles

RESULTS

  • More efficient workfl ow for managing numerous documents sent in and out of the company
  • Significant cost savings by reducing overnight courier services by 45%
  • Improved business communication processes made detail-intensive projects move through the company faster
  • Minimal training was required for employees; and they can access the project management site from home, reducing the risk for losing hard copy paper documents or for unauthorized people to view sensitive information

Speech Recognition: Accelerating the Adoption of Electronic Medical Records

Summary

electronic Medical record (eMr) systems offer the potential to dramatically improve the cost and quality of  healthcare. however, despite their potential and market forces favoring their adoption, eMr software is used by only 20% of clinicians in the U.S. today.

This white paper identifies forces both driving and inhibiting eMr adoption. eMr systems’ inflexibility and other limitations often prevent them from being used effectively by a broad range of physicians – without help from enabling technologies.

Speech recognition is one such technology. it has proved effective at helping physicians create electronic medical records. today, tens of thousands of clinicians use voice recognition to dictate findings into electronic records – far more than those documenting findings via typing or mouse-clicks.

The benefits of speech-enabled eMr systems include:

  • Dramatically reduced transcription expense
  • Improved patient care via complete documentation and faster results delivery
  • Reduction in time spent documenting care
  • Increased cash flow and revenue by the near-immediate completion of the full patient note.

Nuance eCopy Healthcare Solution Pack Improves and Lowers the Cost of Care by Automating Clinical and Medical Records Scanning Workflows

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Nuance Communications, Inc., today announced the eCopy Healthcare Solution Pack, which reduces the cost and overhead of scanning medical documents. The new solution enables healthcare organizations to improve the quality of care with faster access to patient information, and strengthen patient record security and HIPAA compliance frameworks.

Designed to help healthcare professionals cost-effectively transition to electronic medical records, the eCopy Healthcare Solution Pack leverages Nuance’s eCopy ShareScan Suite, the world’s best-selling document scanning and workflow solution for networked multifunction printers (MFPs). eCopy ShareScan provides healthcare organizations with everything needed to automate paper-to-digital workflows from MFPs, letting healthcare workers scan paper documents easily and securely using existing investments in network MFPs and scanners.

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Nuance Extends eCopy ShareScan to Automate the Conversion of Paper into Electronic Medical Records using HL7 CDA Standard

LAS VEGAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Nuance Communications, announced today that Nuance eCopy ShareScan® will be a part of the Health Story Project’s Use Case at the HIMSS 2012 Interoperability Showcase. Nuance is demonstrating eCopy ShareScan’s capability to automatically convert unstructured, paper documents to HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) files that can be distributed into electronic health records (EHRs).

“With the increasing migration to EMRs and EHRs, the demand for scanning medical information into digital workflows and for archiving is high and still growing. A critical need going forward is the mining of both structured and unstructured medical data for better health outcomes and cost reduction”
eCopy ShareScan is the world’s best-selling document scanning and workflow solution for networked multifunction printers (MFPs.) The solution simplifies and streamlines the scanning of paper documents, adding touch-screen scanning to networked scanning devices and providing hospitals and clinics with the ability to implement secure paper-to-digital workflows that can be distributed throughout the organization using existing investments in scanners and MFPs. The software works with MFPs from the world’s leading vendors - including Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, Océ, Ricoh, Toshiba and Xerox.

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Nuance The Experience Speaks for Itself

Capture1Introgren Therapeutics, Inc. Generating process effi ciencies and document access improvements in clinical research

CHALLENGE
• All clinical trial data related to new drug development must be captured and maintained according U.S. government regulations.
• High volume of case reports and lengthy scanning process generated a scanning backlog of up to one month.
• Field-based clinical research associates had difficulty accessing electronic fi les, causing them to wait until they returned to the office to view documents.

STRATEGY
• Microsoft SharePoint repository to securely store and share clinical trial data.
• Centralized scanning operation uses eCopy to capture clinical data and feed it directly into the Microsoft SharePoint repository from the MFP.

RESULTS
• Document processing time cut in half while scanning the same workload level, saving one full time equivalent staffer.
• Minimal learning curve drove fast user adoption.
• Document scanning cycle time reduced from one month to seven days or less, providing researchers with quicker access to data.
• SharePoint integration enabled case reports to be quickly and easily accessible through a Web browser, improving document access.
• Document handling efficiencies enabled Introgen to support a third party pharmaceutical firm with Introgen’s clinical research associates, creating a new revenue stream.

ABOUT INTROGEN THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Introgen Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted molecular therapies for the treatment of a wide range of cancer and other diseases. It is developing products that are designed to increase production of normal cancer-fi ghting proteins that act to overpower cancerous cells, stimulate immune activity, or directly kill cancer cells. Introgen also controls a broad intellectual property portfolio that includes more than 400 patent applications and issued patents.

Nuance to Acquire Loquendo

<p><b>BURLINGTON, Mass., - August 15, 2011</b> — Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced an agreement to acquire Loquendo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia. The combination of Nuance and Loquendo’s innovations will advance the proliferation of voice-enabled solutions and accelerate the development of new capabilities that will deliver natural, conversational interactions between consumers and the contact center, automobiles, mobile phones, and other consumer devices.</p> <p>Loquendo provides a range of speech technologies for telephony, mobile, automotive, embedded and desktop solutions in 32 languages with 76 voices. Loquendo’s text-to-speech (TTS), automatic speech recognition (ASR) and voice biometrics solutions empower people to interact with technology in the most natural way possible – using their voice – to create a compelling customer experience and save businesses millions of dollars each year. Loquendo speech solutions are deployed in more than 20 million devices worldwide, in embedded, automotive and mobile environments. Its technologies power millions of calls every day in telecommunications and enterprise markets worldwide.</p> <p>The combined organization offers a broad, high quality portfolio of voice and language solutions that includes TTS, ASR and voice biometrics solutions. In addition, the acquisition enhances language coverage for network-based and embedded customers, and strengthens Nuance’s global channel partnerships which drive the adoption of speech-enabled solutions worldwide. The transaction is expected to close in late September 2011.</p>

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Nuance Introduces Paperport Professional 14

<p><b>BURLINGTON, Mass., – August 2, 2011</b> – Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today introduced PaperPort® Professional 14, the newest release of the world’s most popular scanning and document management application for Microsoft® Windows.</p> <p>PaperPort 14 expands on the capabilities most valued by its millions of loyal users: fast and simple scanning, easy-to-use document organization, robust support for PDF, and connectivity to network folders and applications. The new release also includes significant innovations that place PaperPort 14 at the center of two significant trends driving increases in personal and business productivity – mobile devices and cloud computing.</p> <p>Scanning is made faster and easier through new Scan-and-Open additions to One-Click scanning, supporting nearly any TWAIN, WIA and ISIS scanning device. Resulting scanned pages are higher quality due to enhancements in image processing, and OCR (optical character recognition) accuracy has been increased by up to 34%. Nuance has also included PDF-MRC compression with the product, which creates industry-standard PDF files that are eight times smaller than regular image PDF files without compression. The product’s ability to organize paper and digital documents is greatly enhanced through new folder views, support for Windows right-click actions and support for Windows 7 jump-lists.</p> <p>Among the most significant innovations in the new release is the ability to connect with over 20 cloud services, including Google® Docs and Evernote®, as well as integration with the new Nuance PaperPort Anywhere cloud and mobile service. PaperPort Anywhere lets users automatically store their desktop documents in the cloud, and access those documents via PaperPort 14 on Windows, through web browsers, and using free apps for the Apple® iPad®, iPhone® and Google Android devices.</p>

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Nuance Launches PaperPort Anywhere Cloud Service

<p><b>BURLINGTON, Mass., – August 2, 2011</b> – Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today introduced PaperPort® Anywhere, a new cloud-based service that makes it easy to organize, access and share documents from nearly any PC and mobile device. PaperPort Anywhere lets users manage and access their documents in the cloud using web browsers, as well as using free apps from Nuance for Apple® and Google® Android® mobile devices.</p> <p>The service uses the market-leading Nuance OmniPage® OCR (optical character recognition) engine to automatically create searchable documents from scanned and camera-captured documents, as well as faxes, making paper content as easy to search and find as digital documents. As a result, users can organize, access and share all of their document content on PaperPort Anywhere.</p> <p>“There is a reason that recent surveys show over 51% of people still use paper files – it is in large part because current cloud services treat paper content as an afterthought,” said Robert Weideman, vice president and general manager for the Nuance Document Imaging Division. “PaperPort Anywhere goes further than other services by closing the content gap between paper and digital documents – making it easy to scan to the cloud, improving the way users manage both their scanned and digital documents, and by making cloud access easy and convenient.”</p>

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Buyers Lab Awards Summer 2011 “Picks” to Three Nuance Document Imaging Solutions

<p>July 19, 2011 – Hackensack, NJ – Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, today announced its prestigious Summer 2011 “Pick” winners honoring the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months. Among the winners are three products from the Nuance Document Imaging division of Nuance Communications, Inc. Nuance eCopy ShareScan 5 has been selected as “Outstanding Document Capture/Routing Solution,” Nuance eCopy PDF Pro Office 5 has been named “Outstanding PDF Creation Solution” and Nuance OmniPage 18 Professional has been honored as “Outstanding OCR Solution” by the editors of BLI.</p> <p>“With its growing stable of class-leading applications and cutting-edge technologies, Nuance Communications is proving to be a powerhouse in the document imaging solutions arena,” said Jamie Bsales, senior product editor for solutions at BLI. “These ‘Pick’ winners prove the point, delivering best-of-breed functionality and usability to help knowledge workers interact with paper and electronic documents more effectively and efficiently.”</p> <p>In BLI’s lab tests, eCopy ShareScan 5 distinguished itself as a significant upgrade that delivers a range of new features and enhancements—effectively making what was already one of the most impressive document capture and routing platforms even better. eCopy ShareScan 5 lets almost any networked MFP serve as the entry point for paper documents to merge into an organization’s digital workflow, allowing end users to easily capture documents and integrate them into more than 100 leading business applications. BLI technicians were particularly impressed with the latest version’s new features such as Nuance’s Personalized Scanning innovation, which allows scanning menus to be tailored to specific individuals or workgroups after they log in at the MFP, further streamlining daily chores. Another innovation comes courtesy of Nuance’s OCR (optical character recognition) engine, which allows users to have the program automatically redact (black out) or highlight particular text strings in a captured document. eCopy ShareScan 5 is available in three editions—eCopy ShareScan 5 Suite, eCopy ShareScan 5 Office and eCopy ShareScan 5 Elements—and the BLI “Pick” award honors all three.</p>

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