Voice Recognition Helps To Transcribe Doctor's Dictation

Doctors, particularly in a hospital setting, often use dictation as a quicker way to document notes and diagnoses of patient cases. The audio data is then rather laboriously transcribed into written notes by trained staff (with a good ear).

The Rees-Stealy Medical Group in California was running into a bit of a bottleneck getting these dictated notes into their Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, until they turned to voice recognition software, which helped streamline the whole process.

Honestly, this surprises me; I used to work with Lanier digital dictation equipment (usually in a hospital setting) and the few times I actually heard the doctor's dictation, it was so fast and the terminology so varied, I am literally shocked that the software can reliably process it. Impressive.

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