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Speech Recognition Can Facilitate Your Transcription Efforts

Posted April 2, 2013 —

In a traditional transcription model, a clinician dictates and a medical transcriptionist (MT) listens to the dictation and transcribes the document. When you add speech recognition technology to this model, you get intelligent background speech recognition software that creates a draft document from the dictation which an MT can then review and edit rather than typing from scratch.

Because it is faster to edit than to type, transcription aided by speech recognition results in significantly more productive medical transcription. This concept can provide important cost savings, turnaround time and patient care benefits for healthcare providers.

These benefits are achieved no matter what labor resources are used: an in-house transcription team, an outsourced medical transcription service or any combination of the two. A good front-end speech recognition service will allow its clients to learn this skill over time without a large upfront investment in software. Speech recognition technology can increase your productivity by allowing you to create and edit patient notes in real-time. Most services also provide templates and macros to speed your dictation process. When selecting a speech recognition and transcription service, make sure they employ a widely, industry-accepted speech recognition engine.