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The medical speech recognition company Nuance said Monday it will begin widely selling an artificial intelligence system to automate physician note-taking.

The system, built in a partnership with Microsoft, uses technology wired into the walls of the exam room to record and build a narrative of each patient encounter that is uploaded into electronic health records. Physicians can use voice commands to fill in specific fields within the health record, including the patient’s list of medical problems and medication orders.


The company first unveiled a prototype of the technology last March but said it will now sell it to health systems across the country. So far, a handful of hospitals have publicly announced their intention to use it, including Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and SSM Health, a Catholic health system that said it will roll out the product in clinics in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

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