[Histonet] Dragon Voice Recognition software
Keyser Gerald T
GKeyser <@t> uwhealth.org
Fri Sep 26 16:23:31 CDT 2014
Voice to text cannot cope with doctors mumbling into recorders. Even the best VRS only hits about 95% of the regular dictionary; which is very good. But, a 5% error rate is wildly unacceptable in a clinical environment.
Another parallel is trying to apply handwriting recognition software to a physician penmanship. Would totally make the software divide by zero and have a fit.
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Joelle Weaver
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2014 3:59 PM
To: Jay Lundgren; Houston, Ronald
Cc: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Dragon Voice Recognition software
The work that can be done in histology-pathology is endless! I know that in past positions that sometimes transcriptionists have felt threatened by voice recognition dictation and software when it was suggested. I don't really blame them for these feelings, but it never turned out the way they worried it might.
Machines or computer software never completely replace people, they don't "think", make decisions or have judgment. The people just have to function at a higher level or in an alternate way since the rudimentary processes for the people are reduced .
I just set up Dragon dictation for the microscopic for the pathologists, but it will be in Orchard Pathology, so could not help with the interface to your system Ronnie. But it did not replace the information management function or its oversight, just changed the tasks that needed to be performed somewhat, and increased overall efficiency.
Joelle Weaver MAOM, HTL (ASCP) QIHC
> Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:07:53 -0500
> From: jaylundgren <@t> gmail.com
> To: Ronald.Houston <@t> nationwidechildrens.org
> Subject: Re: [Histonet] Dragon Voice Recognition software
> CC: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> I'd imagine it would really upset the transcriptionists, because you
> wouldn't need them anymore?
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 8:06 AM, Houston, Ronald <
> Ronald.Houston <@t> nationwidechildrens.org> wrote:
> > Is anyone using this transcribing directly into Sunquest CoPathPlus?
> > How successful was the transition, what problems did you encounter,
> > and what resistance if any was there from pathologists, PAs and
> > transcriptionists?
> > Thanks
> > Ronnie Houston, MS HT(ASCP)QIHC FIBMS Anatomic Pathology Manager
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