Dragon Medical Practice Edition with Philips SpeechMike III Microphone is a combination package, including voice recognition software and hardware. The convenience of paired software and hardware packages is that the pieces have been designed to work together. This makes the integration of voice recognition software into a busy medical office a simpler task.
Voice recognition software can save time for the medical providers in a small to mid-size medical practice. The time saving benefits are especially noticeable when medical dictation software is chosen. Medical dictation software should be able to pick up the complex nature of medical vocabulary, allowing the health care professional to speak naturally while recording information. Plus, voice recognition software that allows the health care provider to record information directly into the electronic health record (EHR) is able to save even more time. This direct to EHR recording saves medical professionals the hassle of copying and pasting their work from one program to the next.
Medical voice recognition software also helps reduce expenses. By eliminating the need for a costly transcription service, medical offices are able to save money. Plus, medical providers no longer have to wait for the information that has been sent off to be transcribed and then returned. This streamlines the process of recording health information.
Handheld microphones give medical providers precise control over voice recognition software, and some recorders even allow providers to control the computer directly as well. Some recorders also feature programmable buttons that make it easier for medical providers to access the features they use the most. Programmable buttons allow the user to select which features they want access to, as opposed to being stuck with something factory selected.
Some recorder models offer slide switch operation, which makes upgrading from older dictation technology to newer technology much smoother. Other recorder models offer push button operation. Either model is easy to use with one hand, and gives the user control over the dictation software they are using, along with other computer functions.
For a digital voice recorder and voice recognition software to provide the best results for a small to mid-size medical office, both have to be accurate. Health care professionals should select a recorder that is equipped with a top quality microphone, along with voice recognition software that can accurately translate the complex nature of medical vocabulary.
It’s time to incorporate these technological tools in any medical practice because it benefits the professionals and patients.