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Transcription Beyond Transcription: Health IT allows transcriptionists to assist with CDI, other HIM functions

Author: Carnrite, Michael; Sumner, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2012

For decades Medical transcription has been an important fixture of the health information management (HIM) department. Compiling, managing, and retaining transcribed documents as a subset of the entire patient medical record is a foundational role for HIM professionals. And while the electron....

Success with Speech Recognition

Author: Clawson, Cathy

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 28, 2010

Introduction: Since Mountain States Health Alliance implemented the Dolbey Speech Recognition platform in October 2007; gains in productivity, decrease in outsourcing, and financial savings have confirmed the successful implementation of this technology.
Background/History: Mountain Sta....

Lessons Learned from Implementation of Voice Recognition for Documentation in the Military Electronic Health Record System

Author: Hoyt, Robert; Yoshihashi, Ann

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2010


This study evaluated the implementation of voice recognition (VR) for documenting outpatient encounters in the electronic health record (EHR) system at a military hospital and its 12 outlying clinics. Seventy-five clinicians volunteered to use VR, and 64 (85 percent) resp....

Speaking of That: Using Speech Recognition in Radiology

Author: Demorsky, Susan

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

For decades the HIM profession has been aware of the evolving technology of speech recognition. Viewed as experimental, its use was limited to cutting edge physicians and medical centers. Its use was driven more from curiosity than practicality. Physicians would convince hospital ad....

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