Voice of the Doctor, August 15, 2011
BEI Commentary: This article provides a good understanding of where speech recognition is today and where it is going. Some pretty good things are around the corner.
Health care providers over the years have raised a number of objections to electronic health records — they cost too much, disrupt practices already pressed for time and fail to mesh with the way medical offices work.
But there’s an even more fundamental digital challenge — some doctors don’t want to busy their fingers on a keyboard. Indeed, manual data entry can be a barrier to EHR acceptance. Physicians may well prefer to document patient encounters in the traditional style, dictating notes and using a transcription service. Read More