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Review Article
2016:29:3;148-152
PMID: 27808064

Use of speech-to-text technology for documentation by healthcare providers

Sima Ajami
 Health Information Technology Department, Faculty of Medical Management and Information Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Hezarjerib Avenue, Isfahan, P.O. Box 81745-346, Iran

Corresponding Author:
Sima Ajami
Health Information Technology Department, Faculty of Medical Management and Information Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Hezarjerib Avenue, Isfahan, P.O. Box 81745-346
Iran
ajami@mng.mui.ac.ir
How to cite this article:
Ajami S. Use of speech-to-text technology for documentation by healthcare providers. Natl Med J India 2016;29:148-152
Copyright: (C)2016 The National Medical Journal of India

Abstract

Medical records are a critical component of a patient's treatment. However, documentation of patient-related information is considered a secondary activity in the provision of healthcare services, often leading to incomplete medical records and patient data of low quality. Advances in information technology (IT) in the health system and registration of information in electronic health records (EHR) using speechto- text conversion software have facilitated service delivery. This narrative review is a literature search with the help of libraries, books, conference proceedings, databases of Science Direct, PubMed, Proquest, Springer, SID (Scientific Information Database), and search engines such as Yahoo, and Google. I used the following keywords and their combinations: speech recognition, automatic report documentation, voice to text software, healthcare, information, and voice recognition. Due to lack of knowledge of other languages, I searched all texts in English or Persian with no time limits. Of a total of 70, only 42 articles were selected. Speech-to-text conversion technology offers opportunities to improve the documentation process of medical records, reduce cost and time of recording information, enhance the quality of documentation, improve the quality of services provided to patients, and support healthcare providers in legal matters. Healthcare providers should recognize the impact of this technology on service delivery.

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