Speech recognition technology can help doctors save precious time that can be spent taking care of their patients rather than filing tedious paperwork or coping with institutional red tape.
We have evolved quite a bit in the last few decades. From taking out time to laboriously transcribe all medical records manually to using voice recognition technology, we have come a long way. Previously, the attendants had to take notes that were dictated to them. Then these notes were typed into a word processor, printed and taken to the doctor who rectified the errors and had them reprinted and re-signed before they were stored into the main database of the health care facility. This meant that a lot of time and energy was needlessly spent on creating and updating records rather than taking care of the patients. This, in turn, led to increasingly bigger patient backlogs as crucial treatments were delayed for extended periods of time.
However, the invention of voice recognition technology has changed all of that, and now doctors can easily save precious hours taking care of their patients rather than filling out tedious patient treatment forms.
Today, radically advanced speech recognition technology enabled devices are now taking over doctors’ record keeping responsibilities. This technology is both safe and secure and takes a fraction of the time it would take for manual insertion of the same data. This way, doctors will be free to do their real jobs, i.e., taking care of their patients.
The current crop of speech recognition devices such as the Nuance PowerMic III can filter out various background noises that are practically ubiquitous in any busy health care facility. Furthermore, all of the data itself is secured by almost unbreakable passwords and security walls. And the software is trained to only unlock the data if it is operated by authorized personnel.
With the help of speech recognition software, it is now possible for doctors and their support staff to record their patient’s data in a real-time environment. This means that the doctor does not have to wait for his patient to leave his clinic before he starts updating his records while relying on his own memory. In fact, the doctor can actually take notes during the treatment so that he will be able to save more time.
In light of the above, it can easily be seen that speech recognition technology can expedite the work of the clinicians and their support personnel to a great degree. The valuable hours they save can be utilized to take care of their patients.