Many people (not just doctors but also the laymen as well) tend to think of data in a suitably abstract manner, that may be defined only in terms of numbers and text, per se.
However, as far as speech recognition technology is concerned, not only has it earned a place for itself as a simple tool for voice documentation in the health care sector, but it also has certain financial benefits attached to it. Let us take a look at a few of them.
Here it is prudent to note that simple voice related documentation is not just about merely capturing patent related information assuch, even though this is the most common -perception. Apart from that, there are other inherent advantages as well, such as the unique ability of turning actual information into what can be colloquially described as the ‘language of understanding’.
The ability to reuse the data
All voice data that has been captured with the help of a speech recognition device has the unique ability of being easily reused. This means that it can also be used to predict readmissions, easily enough.
In the long run, this means that such data is more accurately coded. This in turn leads to far better and well documented care that can immediately be utilized for many different types of billing purposes.
The optimal use of the “One and done” principle
The accuracy rates of using speech recognition technology are phenomenal, to say the least. There was a time when senior doctors and clinicians would rather wait for a transcriptionist to become free, before they ever put their thoughts on paper. This led to a lot of stuff being left unrecorded, since many such diagnosis as well as insights, were not recorded in a timely manner.
However, today’s modern speech recognition technology is so accurate that these heath care practitioners can also easily use the various product and software themselves,so as to capture the critical information and prognosis directly into their mobile device,or even work station for that matter.
Once they are done, they can also easily see what it was that they had said and make corrections accordingly. After that they can sign off theirdocuments, and then proceed to send them off, as and when required into the central database of the medical facility, where they work.
This ‘one and done’ benefit effectively eliminates the entire need for the multiple steps, as well as the large number of people involved, while simultaneously ensuring that any and all clinical observations are fully capable of being immediately available to all authorized personal, literally at the click of a button.
In the light of the above, we can easily see that using speech recognition technology in any hospital today is bound to give rich financial dividends to the facility, in both the short as well as the more long term scenarios.