Some believe that speech recognition technology could be new technology disrupting healthcare. In reality, many are seeing that it is the future of healthcare. However, a lot of people in healthcare still want to cling to their old ways. This is especially seen in older doctors.
The use of speech recognition technology is now increasingly being seen as a new way of working. This technology has found a lot of acceptance among people who are employed by the healthcare sector. In fact, some of the largest hospitals are rapidly expanding their adoption of this technology.
Winning Over Doctors
Many doctors spend their time jotting down notes and having them typed by a transcriptionist. They simply do not trust speech recognition technology and still prefer to do things the old-fashioned way, some might say. Such skeptical end users are currently the major reason behind the slow acceptance of this technology. Unfortunately, they can be found in most departments and a lot of times leading the administration.
The best way of dealing with such die-hard opponents is to win them over. Once they have been taken the time to see for themselves the tremendous advantage of using this technology, their opposition will vanish.
This is due to the amazing ROI that can be derived from this technology. Some of the best results have been found in the following fields:
- Significant time saving when transcribing important documents
- The creation of comprehensive patient narratives
- A substantial reduction in transcription costs
However, these are purely administrative benefits. From the doctor’s point of view, the massive changes required in their usual standard operation procedures make them resistant to this change. Moreover, they also believe that they are made to do clerical work when they transcribe notes via speech recognition software.
Clinical Documentation Quality
Today, there is a lot of emphasis on documentation. Primarily to combat compliance-related issues. This means that doctors have to take a lot of notes. But finding a qualified medical transcriptionist can be difficult.
This means that a lot of precious time is wasted both before and during the transcription process. Once they accept this change and embrace it with open arms, such long waiting periods will end.