5 tips for speech recognition software from RSNA
At RSNA 2011 earlier this week, David L. Weiss, MD, of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va., asked for a show of hands.
How many people in the audience were radiologists? Almost all of them were.
And how many of those people use speech recognition technology in the course of their work? More than half of them raised their hands.
Finally, how many of those people were completely happy with the technology? Just two or three of them were.
Speech recognition is a technology with a lot of potential – but many pitfalls. Sometimes its voice-to-text translations are nowhere near as accurate as one would like – making more work for already-busy clinicians as they go back and correct mistakes.
There's "no correct way to use it," said Weiss. That said, some uses are more efficient than others – and some can be truly innovative.
Weiss, with more than a decade of experience using the technology, offered some tips for optimizing speech recognition use.