Conversay and Global Keystone Announce Strategic Alliance to Deploy Conversation Forms Automation in the Healthcare Market

9/30/2002 - Conversay, a global leader in enabling mobile speech technologies, announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Global Keystone, a leading developer of vertical market software solutions, to jointly develop a PDA/Smart Phone voice enabled Conversation® Forms Automation (CFA) application for hands-free use by doctors and nurses. Conversation® Forms Automation extends information processing into two-way speech interaction, eliminating paperwork and speeding the flow of information to Hospital Information Systems and personnel.

Global Keystone's Health Care Management System utilizes PDA/Smart Phone devices interconnected to a private wireless network and central database servers. The system will allow health care professionals to initiate and review all types of patient information using ConversayTM speech technology. Speech-to-text-capabilities will save valuable time and minimize the potential for error. The patient's records are updated to the database in real time. This saves time, paper, manpower, and eliminates errors due to illegible handwriting. The solution will significantly reduce the amount of paperwork required for patient care and Conversay's speech technology will virtually eliminate the need for costly transcription services. Conversay's distributed speech recognition (DSR) can fit many mobile devices currently on the market because it has a very small memory footprint and low CPU requirement.

"The health care segment is our first priority - and one that will benefit the most from speech technology integration," said Patrick Golden, CEO and founder of Global Keystone. "Our wireless solution, coupled with Conversay's leading edge speech technology will provide health care professionals with a powerful combination - one that is portable, easy to use and instantly provides patient data in a unique visual format," said Golden.

The potential impact on IT productivity in the electronic medical records field is significant in terms of cost savings, processing speed, and personnel productivity. Conversation® Forms Automation allows a doctor or nurse to interact with information systems verbally, while their hands and eyes are free. "Imagine, for example, the timeliness and ease of computer interaction during an examination," said Steve Rondel, CEO and founder of Conversay. "As Conversay continues to expand its vertical market system integrators, Global Keystone is an ideal partner for medical applications. Together with Global Keystone we will select a device and a carrier that will best fulfill the medical vertical market requirements," he adds.

About Global Keystone
Global Keystone was founded in 1998. The company provides system-wide solutions built on a patent-pending visual database technology. The architecture is modular and fully scalable. Information is presented graphically and is supported on a wide range of devices including; PDA's, cellular Smart Phones, desktop computers, laptops, tablet PC's and appliances. System solutions integrate wired and wireless networks with barcode scanning, speech recognition and global positioning technologies. Solutions are available for the health care, security and transportation industries.

About Conversay
Founded in 1994, Conversay provides next generation computing solutions enabled through voice interaction with networked information, especially wireless devices, to access Internet, Intranet, or Extranet data. Built on an award winning innovative speech engine, ConversayTM technology is speaker-independent, modular, scalable, and accommodates unlimited vocabulary, making it ideally suited for embedded applications. It also drives the ConversayTM line of Conversation® and Conversational Computing® products including developer tools for the web, desktop, server, and embedded markets.

Conversay and Conversation are trademarks of Conversational Computing Corporation (d.b.a. "Conversay").

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