Advances in speech recognition technology are helping providers automate the dictation process.
At its inception, speech recognition technology was offered up as yet another way to reduce healthcare costs by eliminating the need for medical transcriptionists through automation of the dictation process. The software soon revealed significant limitations, however, including the inability to recognize some accents and nuances in conversations—the difference between know and no, for example. Those issues have led some physicians to conclude that speech recognition technology may be more work than it's worth. But some new advances could have detractors changing their tune.
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