Nuance Hosts National Pilot to Help Families Share Images through
the Cloud and Donates $15,000 to Make-A-Wish®
Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) today announced two important
commitments to helping wishes come true for pediatric patients who will
have a wish granted by Make-A-Wish®. On a national scale,
Nuance will connect Make-A-Wish kids to the largest pediatric image
sharing network in the U.S., Nuance
PowerShare, to help them get the best care possible when traveling
on wish experiences. Additionally, Nuance is donating $15,000 to
Make-A-Wish Illinois to support children like Shane, an 11-year-old, who
has wished to go to San Diego and take in all the local attractions this
When pediatric patients travel for fun or to see a specialist, medical
images often do not go with them and that puts patients at risk, makes
them harder to treat, causes delays in care, and exposes children to
repeat testing and radiation. Physicians at Orlando Health, who were using
Nuance’s cloud-based image sharing, saw an opportunity to leverage
this Network more broadly to help kids visiting Florida theme parks as
well as thousands of Make-A-Wish kids with life-threatening illnesses
who travel each year to fulfill their wishes.
Powering Wishes Through Technology
In November, Nuance launched a dedicated Make-A-Wish PowerShare pilot
program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, part of Orlando Health,
with plans to expand the Network to popular wish destinations across the
country. This program enables pediatric care teams and Make-A-Wish
families to upload their child’s medical images to the cloud making
these records available to providers when these children visit a
location and may need emergency care.
“There is not a pediatric radiologist out there who has not treated a
Make-A-Wish child, and none of them have had prior images unless
families have brought them on a CD,” said Dr. Shoba Srikantan, a
pediatric critical care physician at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
and National Medical Advisor for Make-A-Wish. “We’re honored to be the
first provider of this program combining Nuance technology with the
Make-A-Wish program to alleviate this problem for these patients through
a Make-A-Wish PowerShare account.”
“Recognizing the value and importance of cloud-based image sharing to
pediatric hospitals, Nuance is better connecting Make-A-Wish kids and
physicians across the United States through Nuance PowerShare to support
families and these important wish trips,” said Karen Holzberger, vice
president and general manager of Nuance’s diagnostic solutions. “We are
also donating $15,000 to Make-A-Wish Illinois as part of a fundraiser at RSNA16
to raise additional funds by encouraging radiologists who are in Chicago
attending the scientific assembly to help support wish children by
contributing to the local chapter.”
To contribute to Make-A-Wish Illinois, either donate online using this Wish
link or visit Nuance booth #2700 at the Radiological Society of
North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting November 28-30.
Nuance provides intelligent systems that support a more natural and
insightful approach to clinical documentation, freeing clinicians to
spend more time caring for patients. Nuance healthcare solutions
capture, improve and communicate more than 300 million patient stories
each year helping more than 500,000 clinicians in 10,000 global
healthcare organizations to drive meaningful clinical and financial
outcomes. Nuance’s award-winning clinical speech recognition, medical
transcription, CDI, coding, quality and medical imaging solutions
provide a more complete and accurate view of patient care.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) is a leading provider of voice
and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.
Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience
more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and
systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses
experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical
conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals
surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of
children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their
illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the
entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the
world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every
community in the United States and its territories. With the help of
generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a
wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than
270,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,800 in 2015
alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org
to learn more.
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