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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

Speech Recognition Reporting Solutions for Healthcare: Pain or Gain?

My colleagues and I are asked to list the importance and benefits of speech recognition in healthcare on a regular basis.  In response, we usually rattle off a number of benefits that we know to be true and a few that are subjective in nature.  What really surprises me is that the list has not changed much  since I became an early adopter of the technology as a Pathology Assistant back in the late 1980s.  Still, although the list has not changed, the technology has steadily improved and continues to perform better with each new software revision, each new computer processor, and each new microphone or related hardware option hitting the market.  This only makes for a stronger and more compelling list of reasons to use speech recognition as a reporting tool in healthcare. 

Topics: Save Time Benefits Save Money ROI Process Improvement Healthcare Speech Recognition Technology

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

Why Laboratories Need to Invest In Automation Solutions Today!

I recently had the pleasure of attending the CompelCEOs Economic Summit featuring world renowned economist, Alan Beaulieu of the Institute for Trend Research. For those of you who are not familiar with Alan’s work, he has made it his life’s ambition to discover economic trends that impact recessions and depressions in order to provide practical solutions for businesses to prepare and thrive during economic downturns.

As I sat listening to his engaging presentation (yes, I know it’s an economic discussion about downturns – how is that possible), it became increasingly clear that the writing was on the wall for a recession in 2019 followed by a great depression in 2030. I left the Summit considering how I could use this information to help my family, friends, employees, and clients. For the latter, I decided to write a 2 part blog post to provoke thought and discussion that may help us all thrive in the coming economic downturn.

Topics: LEAN Automation ROI Process Improvement 88305