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Time, Money, and Lives Blog

Workflow Video: Impact of Cassette Summary Speech Recognition Commands

As has frequently been mentioned in this blog, speech recognition technology is not an effective solution for Pathology Reporting when used by itself.  However, when combined with the appropriate hardware, pathology templates, devices, and workflow integration it is proven to help save time and money, and assist Pathologists in providing the highest standard of diagnostic care for their patients. I realize that these are just words to most, and absent seeing how this comes together in a lab environment it is difficult to understand.  That said, for the purposes of this blog, I wanted to share how just one voice command can be used to improve workflow, accuracy of dictation, and ultimately save time.

Topics: Automation Process Improvement Tips and Tricks Workflow Voice Commands Functionality Video

Leadership and Lab Efficiency Go Hand in Hand with Quality Outcomes

I’ve experienced many different environments where we were in the process of implementing our solution, and the mix of customer behavior and motives has been diverse between them. As we navigate through various obstacles/challenges with a focus on “making customers successful" with speech recognition software for Pathology we find ourselves continually learning from experiences and asking, "what’s the secret to success?" That said, there’s one example that always comes to mind when I think about successful sites and the behaviors that led to success.

Topics: LEAN Automation Best Practices Success Management Process Improvement Technology

11 Most Common Questions About Pathology Speech Recognition Software

In my roles at Kurzweil, Lernout & Hauspie, Nuance, and now Voicebrook, I have been demonstrating speech recognition technology for more than 20 years starting with discrete speech technology, when “you”, “had”, “to”, “speak”, “like”, “this”.  In my current role as Manager of Sales Engineering, I am in front of potential customers performing demos and fielding questions.  Even though the technology has made tremendous strides and is becoming ubiquitous in modern life, the misconceptions and questions that I still hear have not changed much. Here is a list of the 11 most common questions and concerns that I have heard from prospective clients. 

Topics: Speech Recognition Technology Dragon