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Time, Money, and Lives Blog

Time, Money, and Lives for the New Year

As we approach the final hours of 2015, I can't help but reflect on what an awesome year it has been and how thankful I am to work with such great coworkers and clients. In the spirit of reflection and ushering out the past year, I want to share some 2015 blog statistics and also thank two very special people (one a coworker and one a client) whose commitment to high-quality Pathology reporting impacts patient safety and positive outcomes on a daily basis.

Topics: Blog Voiceover Pathology

What to do When Speech Recognition is Coming to Your Lab

Another year is coming to an end, and perhaps, after months of unanswered help wanted ads, you've decided that, "These Aren't the Pathology Transcriptionists You're Looking for." It's time to look at a speech recognition solution for the new year. Or perhaps you already have a solution, but it's time for an upgrade. The process can seem overwhelming, but there are a few steps, common to both a new implementation or an upgrade, that will help lead you to a successful project. To help, we designed this task list for what to do when speech recognition is coming to your lab.

Topics: Templates Speech Recognition Workflow Pathology

Don't Get Mad! Improve Speech Recognition Accuracy

People hate being misunderstood.Whether it’s by someone else, or by a speech recognition tool, it’s frustrating when what we say is misinterpreted or inaccurately transcribed. We can’t do much about other people, but we can help improve the accuracy of our Pathology transcription. If you’re having trouble with your speech recognition software, here are a few tips to help.

Topics: Speech Recognition Accuracy Improvement microphone Tips

These Aren't the Pathology Transcriptionists You're Looking for

I was listening to a radio interview with a cast member from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and I immediately thought of the iconic phrase, "these aren't the droids you're looking for.”  I have always loved memes and the classic Star Wars movies.  Considering the timing of the new release, I had a sudden urge to write a blog that applies the meme to laboratories looking for new Pathology transcriptionists.

Topics: LEAN Automation Process Improvement Voiceover Technology

Don’t Fear Change – 4 Tips to Make Your Next Lab Initiative Stick

A few weeks ago, our Director of Client Operations, Lindsey Pitsch, wrote a blog about the importance of user involvement in implementing a new speech recognition software. "Thinking About Speech Recognition? Get Users Involved Early" highlighted some of the difficulties seen by departments looking to try something new. Let’s face it; any institutional change can be a nightmare, so it’s no wonder there are entire areas of both Psychology and Business Administration dedicated to organizational change management. With new technologies and processes being introduced all the time, new initiatives in your department are impossible to avoid.  Here are four science-based tips to make sure your next one is more likely to be a success.

Topics: Change Management Change