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Speech Recognition Is Not A Cost-Effective Solution for Pathology

That is not exactly the title you expected to read from the CEO of the leading speech recognition reporting solution company for Pathology, is it?

I was recently interviewed for an upcoming article in CAP Today regarding the present state of speech technology in Pathology reporting.  The author, Kevin O'Reilly, asked me to respond to a double-blind study conducted in 2012 by Steven Suvalsky, MHS, PA(ASCP) and Valerie Boelman, BS, LBC in Iowa.  The study used personnel in comparable surgical pathology departments to measure the return on investment of using Dragon software in a lab and transferring elements of the workload from the transcriptionist to the PA and the Pathologist. The conclusions of the study were as follows...

Topics: LEAN Benefits About Us ROI Process Improvement Speech Recognition Technology CAP Today Dragon

How Any Mistake Can Be Used to Benefit Your Organization

I’m a firm believer in the importance of building great processes that complement the importance of people, their knowledge, and good judgment. Instead of creating a step-by-step procedure that a robot can follow, I believe a well-thought-out process should feature best practices and recommendations that team members can follow in order to deliver the outcomes that are expected of them.

Topics: LEAN About Us Process Improvement

Corporate Support for Charity Can't Be Measured by Financial Returns

Fact: According to the National Philanthropic Trust, U.S. corporations accounted for only 5% of the total contributions given to charities in 2011-12. In my view, that is a shamefully low number.

According to some well-known Corporate Social Responsibility firms…

  • Executives have started to ask how their companies can stop giving money away and getting nothing in return.
  • The business and social rewards for limiting donation programs that don’t produce results will, more and more, outweigh the risks.
Topics: About Us Brand Promise Events

Speech Recognition Is Not A Cost-Effective Solution for Pathology

That is not exactly the title you expected to read from the CEO of the leading speech recognition reporting solution company for Pathology, is it?

Well, I was recently interviewed for an upcoming article in CAP Today regarding the present state of speech technology in Pathology reporting.  The author, Kevin O'Reilly, asked me to respond to a double-blind study conducted in 2012 by Steven Suvalsky, MHS, PA(ASCP) and Valerie Boelman, BS, LBC in Iowa.  The study used comparable personnel in comparable surgical pathology departments to measure the return on investment of using Dragon software in a lab and transferring elements of the workload from the transcriptionist to the PA and the Pathologist. 

Topics: LEAN Benefits About Us ROI Process Improvement Speech Recognition Technology CAP Today Dragon

Howdy Partner

Welcome to the first in a series of insights on Partnering with Voicebrook.

As I stared at the blank screen that previously occupied this space, I thought about three things.

  1. Themes related to partnering*. In the Old West -- at least in the Old West According to Hollywood -- “Howdy Partner” was a common greeting.
    [That gets the word “partner” into a headline, check!]
  2. Beyond a snappy headline, how to transition and keep your attention?
    [Perhaps an interesting, relevant visual….]
  3. What kind of references will work for readers of this blog? As a (barely) Baby Boomer, addressing an audience of [I wonder who’s reading this?!?] our frames of reference may be partly or fully simpatico….
    [Or you might think I’m from Mars.]
Topics: Introduction AP System Alliance Partner Relationship Management Strategic Relationship Co-marketing About Us