Voice Recognition V/s Medical Transcription

The fight between legacy Medical Transcription and Voice recognition technology has been for several years. However, the usage of speech recognition technology has increased in medical transcription industry, but it’s not capable of replacing a traditional medical transcription.

The companies using voice recognition technology (like Dragon) transformed the life cycle of medical transcription report and changed the work style of transcriptionist too.

The growth is voice recognition is directly proportionate to growth in home based medical transcription. As the rough draft are readily available with the voice file to be transcribed.

Though correctness of the rough draft varies from physician to physician. A dictator who has good command on English and doesn’t re-phrases the dictated sentence can get 80 to 90 % of correct drafts. Still such accurate reports needs to be proof read. Hence doesn’t eliminate the need of the transcriptionist.

Maybe sometime in the future someone will invent voice recognition technology that can handle all the above issues. Till then businesses will need to use transcription services, particularly for work like medical transcription, where accuracy is critical.