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MedQuist Introduces SpeechQ for Radiology Integrated with RadWorkFlow

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At RSNA 2008 (Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in Chicago), MedQuist Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDQ) is introducing a powerful integration between SpeechQ for Radiology(TM), a top-ranked interactive front-end speech recognition application, and RadWorkFlow(R), a robust workflow solution from Inland Imaging LLC.

RadWorkFlow offers an efficient, simplified, and consolidated view into multi-site, multi-system reading environments. RadWorkFlow is designed to accelerate and track radiology studies from time-of-order through interpretation, allowing organizations access to critical operational data. RadWorkFlow accepts studies and data from multiple RIS and PACS, and logically queues those studies to the appropriate radiologist for interpretation based on site-defined rules. STAT orders are accelerated through the queue, and the issue of "lost" studies is eliminated.

For those radiologists who support multiple facilities and often have to access patient images in different PACS, RadWorkFlow provides a single view of the studies awaiting their interpretation across this disparate environment. This streamlines the radiologists' workflow, delivering improved efficiencies and results. When used in combination with SpeechQ, the radiologists' report turnaround time is significantly reduced (as the speech recognized report is immediately reviewed and signed by the radiologist, and then routed through RadWorkFlow back to the requesting organization and physician).

Kathleen Wilson, COO at Inland Imaging, states, "RadWorkFlow used in conjunction with SpeechQ has allowed us to cut report turnaround times to hospital fast-track ED patients by 75 percent."

Those same comments are echoed by Elaine Couture, COO of Providence Health and Services: "Four years ago, we had 45,000 visits in the Emergency Department. Today, we have more than 80,000. RadWorkFlow has helped us manage that increase without adding staff. The ability to seamlessly move studies around to available radiologists has cut report turnaround times, and ensures that critical diagnostic tests are done and interpreted quickly."

The integration between SpeechQ and RadWorkFlow saves multiple manual steps in the radiology study process, and dramatically shortens the time to report delivery - increasing productivity and minimizing radiologist frustration.

For additional information on RadWorkFlow, visit

MedQuist is the largest Medical Transcription Service Organization (MTSO) in the world, and a leader in technology-enabled clinical documentation workflow. MedQuist's enterprise solutions - including mobile voice capture devices, speech recognition, Web-based workflow platforms, and global network of medical editors - help healthcare facilities improve patient care, increase physician satisfaction, and lower operational costs. For more information, please visit

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding MedQuist's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation the risk that SpeechQ for Radiology does not perform as designed. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements. As a result, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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