Report: Speech recognition improves turnaround time for UNC radiologists

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Radiologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill experienced
decreased report turnaround time with the implementation of speech recognition
software, according to a report published in the American Journal of
Roentgenology.

Researchers studied data for nine months before and after the implementation
of speech recognition software, according to a CMIO magazine report. All but two
of the 30 UNC radiology faculty members analyzed experienced turnaround time
improvements, according to the report.

Before the use of speech recognition, the average turnaround time for the
department was 28 hours. That was cut by more than half, down to 12.7 hours,
after speech recognition was adopted, according to CMIO.

There was also a 5 percent increase in the number of verified reports
completed monthly. The number increased from 16,561 to 17,427.

“Our data confirm the results of previous studies that implementation of a
voice recognition system can lead to a significant decrease in report
turn-around time,” the report’s authors wrote for CMIO.

American Dictation Corp. is a leading source for speech recognition tools and
software. The site offers digital dictation products for professional use in a
number of industries.

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