We have worked with five hospital specialities to trial the use of state-of-the-art speech recognition software. Clinicians can dictate straight into the electronic patient record via a microphone. This saves time and allows clinicians to spend more time with patients.
Dr Martin Smith, ED Consultant, said: “For me this has been transformational. Indeed, because I’m able to speak faster than I write, I have gained time in terms of documentation. The biggest impact as a team is the productivity. We have more time available to spend with patients and less time looking at a computer screen.”
As part of a new pilot we will be introducing text message appointment reminders and an online portal where patients can change and cancel appointments for Ophthalmology, ENT, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Paediatrics and Clinical Haematology departments. https://t.co/04skfh3rzJ