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February 06, 2008

Speech recognition: will it promote the use of EMRs?

Yes, I think so.

This story on eWeek, "Speech Recognition Makes a Statement in Health Care: Is data entry the hurdle blocking electronic medical records from wide adoption?," is about the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical speech recognition software produced by Nuance Communications.

I've been using their professional version for dictating technology and oncology articles with much success. It's amazing how little training is needed.

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