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MedQuist Introduces New Version of Industry-Leading, Interactive Front-End Speech Recognition

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedQuist Inc. (Pink Sheets: MEDQ.PK) announces the availability of SpeechQ for Radiology(TM) version 1.2, the latest release of the interactive technology that has been rated number one for front-end speech recognition by customers in the KLAS 2006 and 2007 Speech Recognition Reports.(1)

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — MedQuist Inc. (Pink Sheets: MEDQ.PK) announces the availability of SpeechQ for Radiology(TM) version 1.2, the latest release of the interactive technology that has been rated number one for front-end speech recognition by customers in the KLAS 2006 and 2007 Speech Recognition Reports.(1)

Highlights of the new SpeechQ for Radiology v. 1.2 include: — Faster authentication of radiology reports via SpeechQ's new QuickSign Module. — Easy-to-use Auto-Text Explorer with "drag & drop" or double-click options (which are in addition to utilizing voice commands). — A customizable Graphical User Interface that allows facilities to match their internal brand look/feel by changing the GUI skins, buttons, etc. — Improvements in SpeechQ date range filters for convenient sorting of reports, and improved access for customized reporting. — Multiple user access to workflow administration to improve the management of the SpeechQ system. — Improved password and security features. — Improved failover recovery using virtualization technology, providing customers with economical and industry standard methods of disaster recovery without the need for redundant hardware. — Additional infrastructure and performance improvements.

According to Chris Spring, MedQuist senior product manager for Speech Recognition Solutions, "We have completed these significant performance optimizations of SpeechQ in response to specific requests and suggestions from our customers. We will continue to set the standard for front-end speech recognition in the marketplace."

Jason Koller, director of Imagecast & SpeechQ at Inland Imaging LLC, Spokane, Wash., a beta site for SpeechQ v. 1.2, notes, "We have found that the new QuickSign feature is a significant benefit to our attending radiologists. They are able to quickly access residents' reports, and can even open images on our Philips iSite(TM) PACS from SpeechQ. This allows the residents and attending physicians to focus on the clinical aspects of the patient's exam and not on system navigation."

Powered by the Philips SpeechMagic(TM) speech engine, SpeechQ for Radiology integrates with most radiology-specific information systems and PACS. For more information, contact a local MedQuist representative or dial 1-800-233-3030 for sales assistance.

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 www.medquist.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding MedQuist's business that 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.

(1) (C) 2008 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

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