Usability is the key to getting physicians to adopt voice recognition technology with an EHR. That’s the conclusion of Mary Griskewicz of HIMSS, according to a story in today’s USA Today. The newspaper noted that the University of California-Irvine Medical Center, among others, is testing the technology for use with their inpatient (Sunrise) EHR, initially on desktop and later on iPad. Meanwhile, many physician practices are already using voice recognition for dictation and to accomplish everyday tasks like prescribing medications. Stanley Crane, Allscripts Chief Innovation Officer, calls the confluence of iPad and voice recognition “a marriage made in heaven.” Voice recognition not only is an easy way to get information into the EHR but it lets doctors take more complete notes for themselves and for the next doctor who picks up the case. Crane, who was interviewed by USA Today for technical background [...]
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