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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

CAP Today Explores Variances in Pathology Speech Recognition Adoption

This Q&A was published in the October 2015 issue of CAP Today, and I thought it would be a good idea to share with our blog subscribers and readers. The content builds upon a three part blog post that I wrote back in May

The reality is that not all sites and solutions are created equal.  Pathology laboratories planning for a successful speech recognition reporting implementation need to consider many variables apart from the technology that recognizes spoken words and converts them into text.  This Q&A provides a working list of differences between laboratories that must be considered before selecting and deploying the right solution for your lab.

Topics: Success Management Process Improvement Technology CAP Today

Hear Me Now: Fact Versus More Context, Part II

In Part I of this blog post, I discussed my reaction to the CAP Today article,  "Hear me now? Another audition for speech recognition," by Kevin B. O'Reilly.  In it, I provided additional context regarding the use of VoiceOver at the University of Pittsburgh and Kalispell Regional Medical Centers.  In this post, I will provide additional clarity about our implementations at NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, IL) and Chester County Hospital (West Chester, PA) and discuss transcriptionist compensation and a declining pool of qualified transcriptionists for Pathology.

Topics: Benefits CAP Today

Hear Me Now: Fact Versus More Context, Part I

As Oscar Wilde once said, "There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is NOT being talked about."  Obviously, for a celebrity those are words to live by, but if you are anything like me, then you are more likely to feel visceral emotion when you read something in print about yourself, your family, your company, or things that you care deeply about.

Topics: Benefits Voiceover CAP Today

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