Making use of the proper technology is quite possibly one of the best ways to improve work performance in healthcare. Speech recognition software is one such piece of technology that can help healthcare workers, especially doctors. For doctors, an improvement in work performance is achieved by spending less time on documentation and more time on things that matter, such as taking care of patients.
We have evolved quite a bit in the last few decades.
Starting with having a medical transcriptionist transcribe all medical records to using speech recognition software.
In the past, doctors had to take notes either with pen and paper or using a handheld voice recorder. These notes were typed by a medical transcriptionist using a word processor, printed, and taken to the doctor who reviewed and signed off on them.
This wasted a lot of time and energy, and in some cases led to increasingly bigger patient backlogs.
Speech Recognition Invention
The invention of speech recognition technology has changed all of that.
Doctors can easily save a tremendous amount of time, giving them the ability to see more patients per hour instead of taking tedious notes.
Today, radically advanced solutions like Dragon Medical One are now taking over the documentation process. This technology is both accurate and secure. Allowing doctors to spend a fraction of the time it would normally take. In fact, many doctors can actually take notes during the visit, saving even more time. This means that the doctor does not have to wait before updating records.
Pairing this technology with speech recognition devices such as the Nuance PowerMic can filter out various background noises. Giving the highest level of accuracy ever achieved. Furthermore, all of the data itself is stored and secured in the cloud.
Additionally, with the help of speech recognition technology, it is now possible for doctors and their support staff to access patient data from anywhere.
Improving Work Performance
It can easily be seen that speech recognition technology can improve performance for doctors. The valuable hours they save can be utilized to take care of their patients.