NextPen Voice Enabled Digital Pen Solution Based on Anoto Technology to Debut at NextGen Healthcare 18th Annual Users Group Meeting (UGM)

New solution enables physicians to capture voice dictation and handwriting easily

Nov 12, 2013, 08:30 ET from Anoto

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anoto, the world leader in digital writing technology, today announced NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, unveiled NextPen® Voice, powered by Anoto digital writing technology. This new solution provides a choice between written and voice input, depending upon clinical examination protocols, preferences and specialties.


NextPen Voice can help providers stay more engaged with patients while streamlining and speeding detailed patient data capture. It works by obtaining patient information without using a personal computer or tablet during home health visits, in remote clinical settings with minimal technology resources, and in specialty practices where higher levels of dictation are prevalent. Providers can switch between voice dictation and handwriting easily during patient encounters, by simply tapping the pen. By selecting its built-in microphone in voice mode, users dictate into the pen and the recorded audio is automatically associated with the correct patient, form and field. NextPen Voice is an exclusive digital pen technology for healthcare applications available only from NextGen Healthcare.

"NextGen is breaking new ground in healthcare with this cutting-edge voice enabled digital writing solution which provides an important way to continue winning the everyday challenge of combining productivity, accuracy and care in the practice of medicine," said Stein Revelsby, CEO of Anoto Group AB. "Anoto Live digital writing technology is widely implemented across healthcare, education, field services, facility management, oil and gas and many other industries around the world, and has transformed handwriting into the digital age."

Employing Anoto's digital writing technology and in close cooperation with Livescribe™, NextPen Voice uses a miniature camera for the handwriting capture mode. In writing mode, the pen tracks its position on a paper form and records every stroke. Handwriting and drawings are recognized immediately and dictation is automatically routed for transcription. Once the provider approves the transcription with a simple click, NextPen Voice automatically sends the dictated/transcribed data into the patient's chart as narrative text and similarly, the handwritten data into the same chart as structured data.

"NextPen Solutions can save providers anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes per patient, especially during reception area intake, and many clients report saving up to two hours per day," said Roy Feague, vice president, development, NextGen Healthcare. "Our new NextPen Voice digital pen adds dictation to the proven track record of NextPen Solutions writing and drawing capture functionality so providers have the ultimate digital pen solution to improve productivity and cut costs while simultaneously improving the patient experience."

The pocket-sized digital pens enable practices to simplify, increase speed and add choice to patient data capture by offering two communication input types – written and spoken. The devices can save time, reduce costs, improve accuracy and provide secure data capture. They provide a convenient, natural way to help providers focus on patient care and reduce worry about inaccurate input or losing valuable data.

About Anoto Group Anoto Group is the global leader in digital writing, which enables fast and reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto operates worldwide through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly solutions for efficient capture, transmission, distribution and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, pharmaceutical, bank and financial services, transport and logistics, government and education. Anoto Group has over 110 employees and is headquartered in Lund (Sweden). The company also has offices in Basingstoke, Guildford and Wetherby (UK), Boston (US) and Tokyo (Japan). Anoto is traded on the Small Cap list of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker ANOT. For more information: Follow Anoto on Twitter at

About NextGen Healthcare UGM 2013 This is the 18th annual UGM and more than 5,000 attendees registered for the event – the highest attendance ever. The conference this year is at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas running from November 10 through November 13. Please follow UGM 2013 updates, photos, videos, posts, and discussions – under the hashtag #NextGenUGM.

About NextGen Healthcare NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, financial and connectivity solutions for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, please visit and

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