Voice Recognition: The Answer to the “No Eye Contact” Issue

Electronic Medical Record Many physicians complain that they usually can’t make good eye contact with their patients when they’re so busy typing and utilizing electronic medical records (EMR). Browsing through a catalog to provide accurate data is extremely arduous and time-consuming. This will take the attention of the physicians away from the patients.

With EMR, they’d have to stare at the screen instead of relating or making eye contact with the patients. Innovative speech recognition software does hold a promising future, but how effective is it?

Improving Relationships

There are several benefits in using speech recognition, such as the comfortability of the physicians with this medium. Before the dawn of computer, they first utilized an analog recorder before the digital recorder to document all the necessary data.

Furthermore, it enables them to maintain thorough details of the history of each patient compared to an incomprehensible and tedious data produced by mouse clicks. Most importantly, it enhances the relationship between doctor-patient by lowering the attention to the screen.

The Different Programs

There are remarkable variations between front-end speech recognition where the physicians dictate and assess the interpreted speech in real time. Meanwhile, back-end speech recognition is where the physicians dictate while thetranscriptionists edit the speech-recognized text.

Doctors can now utilize the EMR speech-recognition software to navigate between screens and to further navigate between fields. Besides field navigation, they can now use a mixture of products like Frisbee Dictation, Dragon Medical and Transcription Solution that allows back-end speech recognition. They can even use more complex procedures, such as the combination of front-end and back-end speech recognition.

With the help of speech recognition software, physicians don’t have to stare at their computer screen anymore. They can now enhance their relationship with their patients, improve their productivity and maintain a more detailed, as well as, accurate database.