Navigating Healthcare – Patient Safety and Personal Healthcare Management

How Speech Recognition Improves Military Medical Care

Posted in Health, Healthcare, HealthIT by drnic on November 5, 2012

Dr Robert walker among a growing band of physicians finding benefit in dictating in front of his patients. As he puts it:

Before I started dictating in front of patients, I would have said I don’t make many mistakes. But now once or twice a week they correct me — they say it was their left knee, not their right, or that the accident happened two weeks ago, not last week. In that way, the patient verifies what’s going into their medical record, and it gives them ownership of it.

Speech brings efficiencies that saved the Army $3 Million but the process of creating the medical record in front of the patient brings additional quality control and greater detail in the medical record.

The tips to help successful adoption are good but I would include the primary requirement is good training and configuration

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