Advantages of Speech Recognition Technology in Anatomical Pathology

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Advantages of Speech Recognition Technology in Anatomical Pathology

There are many advantages to using SRT in a anatomical pathology laboratory. The following is a list of the most popular advantages:
  1. Better Productivity. SRT allows for a seamless workflow in anatomical pathology, a shortened TAT, a schedule free from a transcriptionist’s timetable, and a positive impact on competency-based laboratory personnel education.
  2. Greater Mobility. There are several SRT applications that allow healthcare workers to provide dictation on the go, from anywhere, anytime. With their wireless headset microphones compatibility, the SRT greatly facilitate the prosectors’ mobility by eliminating the tethering wire and the need to disconnect and reconnect each time a user leaves the dissection table. The wireless microphone also ensures that wires don't interfere with specimen manipulation or come in contact with human tissue, blood, body fluids, fixative, or abrasive solution for decalcification.
  3. Fewer Medical Errors. Hospitals using SRT see a significant improvement in the reliability and accuracy of electronic health records. With voice recognition technology, all information is adequately and accurately transferred, reducing the chances of medical errors. SRT is more effective than dictaphones as users can review the SRT dictation immediately on a computer screen and fix potential mistakes in real time rather than hours later.
  4. Adherence to Documentation. Healthcare providers spend a lot of time on the proper documentation to ensure that the insurance companies have sufficient and all the required information to process a claim correctly. With voice recognition technology, the healthcare providers can keep accurate and complete records without having to spend a lot of time transcribing text.
  5. Better Decision-Making. SRT makes critical information readily accessible for use by laboratory professionals and physicians. Armed with the right information, healthcare providers can make more informed and accurate decisions. SRT sets departmental rules for proper dissection sampling specimens’ gross descriptions and eventually diagnoses in pathology reports.