Augmedix Announces Partnership with Google Cloud to Harness Automated Speech Recognition Technology

Sep 29, 2021 | News, Press Releases

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Augmedix, Inc. (OTCQX: AUGX), a leading provider of virtual medical documentation and live clinical support, today announced that it has partnered with Google Cloud to optimize and integrate automated speech recognition (“ASR”) technology for use in real-world clinical settings.

ASR technology is a critical component in the Augmedix technology stack, and Augmedix is now integrating Google Cloud Speech-to-Text into its Notebuilder technology platform, which provides natural language processing (NLP) to produce a final clinical note.

The combined ASR and NLP technology enhances the efficiency and quality of Augmedix’s medical documentation from ambient conversation while meeting the enterprise-grade security expectations of major health systems, including end-to-end encryption and robust user consent policies.

Augmedix is harnessing ASR broadly across its user base, for both conversational (ambient) and single-party (dictation) contexts, to materially improve efficiency and quality scores for Augmedix and its clinician users, across more than a dozen national health systems.

“This is a significant leap forward for Augmedix’s technology evolution. With Google Cloud Speech-to-Text, we believe we can improve the accuracy of our NLP models, improve our unit economics, and accelerate our ability to scale to new clinicians,” said Ian Shakil, Founder of Augmedix. “Crucially, Google Cloud’s models perform well in real-time, which is necessary for us, because unlike other solutions in the market, our clinician customers frequently expect note delivery to occur in real-time.”

“As we pull through the last innings of the pandemic, we believe front-line healthcare workers need a burnout-alleviating solution like Augmedix, now more than ever. We are excited to partner with Augmedix so that clinicians can receive immediate burnout relief and enhanced productivity,” said Dr. Esteban López, Google Cloud.

About Augmedix, Inc.
Augmedix, Inc. (Nasdaq: AUGX) provides automated medical documentation and data services to large healthcare systems and physician practices, supporting medical offices, clinics, hospitals, emergency departments, and telemedicine nationwide. The Company’s Ambient Automation Platform converts the natural conversation between physicians and patients into timely and comprehensive medical notes and performs a suite of related data services. These services relieve physicians of administrative burdens to enable more time for patient care. Augmedix’s proprietary platform uses automatic speech recognition, natural language processing, and clinical datasets to capture the ambient visit conversation and generate a structured medical note. The structured medical note data is then used to deliver additional data services. Quality is assured by trained medical documentation specialists. To learn more about Augmedix, visit

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