Next-Generation Voice Recognition for EHRs

Samuel L. Jackson makes it look so easy. iPhone™ in hand, the actor manages all his activities just by talking to “Siri” in a popular TV commercial. Fortunately, with recent advances in voice recognition technology, physicians and other medical providers can look like superstars, too. Physicians are natural storytellers. Sometimes it’s easier to update a patient’s documentation by simply speaking to describe what’s happened. Voice recognition technology can capture spoken words and turn them into accurate text that can be easily reviewed and approved. Using voice recognition technology saves time. Providers can quickly document patient care and outcomes while easily navigating between screens in the EHR. Plus, it saves money because there are no transcription fees. Perhaps most importantly, physicians are able to build better patient relationships because, for example, they can record the story of how Joe Smith hurt […]