This is a steadily increasing age of digitization of not just healthcare alone but just about all industries, in general. However, as with all technologies, there are considerable benefits of using SR or speech recognition technology, but resistance to change is there as well.
However, the advantages are too diverse to be ignored. Let us see why this new age technology is all but set to revolutionize time management in the healthcare sector as it exists today.
Considerably greater accuracy
Before the transition to speech recognition technology took place, most healthcare industry practitioners were effectively forced to rely on (sometimes under qualified and ill trained) medical transcriptionists. These people weren’t just inaccurate, but also slow in the bargain.
Due to the fact that data was being processed manually, the element of human error was ever present and was moreover, roughly analogous to the proverbial sword of Damocles. Especially in an industry as sensitive as the healthcare sector where a single misspelled medicine is the ultimate recipe for unimagined disaster.
However, the advent of speech recognition in healthcare is fast ensuring that the age of human transcriptionists is drawing to a close. As a matter of fact, the clinicians and physicians in today’s hospitals and other medical facilities do not have to wait for the transcriptionist to become free.
Now it is possible to easily and safely document all of the patient’s important data themselves on any device that they may be comfortable with such as their smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even workstations.
High level of flexibility
Arguably, one of the best features regarding speech recognition technology is its undeniable flexibility. As a matter of fact, it is now possible to easily access patient data anywhere and at anytime. What this basically means is that one does not really need to rely on just a single interface or even any specific device to access it.
Thanks to recent innovations such as seamless cloud technology, today’s healthcare practitioner is now quite able to share highly valuable data as well as information with others in his field regardless of the OS (operating system) or device they may be using.
Overall improvements in productivity
Electronic medical records or EMRs are now been implemented vigorously not just in the United States but also all over the world. When such EMRs are seamlessly merged with speech recognition technology, it has been known to increase productivity all across the board, thereby leading to a massive and substantial increase in the doctors’ ability to be able to interact with more patients then they had hitherto been able to do so in the past.
In fact, thanks to speech recognition technology, physicians, clinicians and other health care workers who document healthcare through speech transcription are now able to attend to considerably more patients than ever before.