Speech recognition demonstrates value in report tunrnaround time

I came across an interesting tidbit at CMIO.net referencing an article in the July edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology (Roentgenology definition here – yeah, I had to look it up). “According to the research team, the average report turn-around time for the department before implementation of voice recognition was 28 hours. After implementation of voice recognition, the average turn-around time was 12.7 hours, the study noted.” The original article can be found at the AJR website. The abstract is free, but you’ll need a subscription to access the complete article; or be fortunate enough to have access to a medical librarian which I do.

Voice recognition is one of those things that has been around for quite some time, but no one seems to talk about it. I for one think it could provide value in pharmacy applications (Thoughts on speech recognition in pharmacy – September 16, 2009). I would be interested to know if anyone is exploring the use of voice recognition in pharmacy applications, if for no other reason than the pure entertainment value.

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