There are two distinct elements that create a successful voice recognition package. The first, of course, is the software, with Dragon available in many different styles to suit your industry. The second, and often-overlooked aspect of voice recognition, is training.
Below, we'll cover our approach to implementing voice recognition software within your business, alongside the accompanying training to maximise your dictation investment.
The first steps with voice recognition software
If you're looking at voice recognition for the first time, there are a number of questions you'll want to ask. How will voice recognition integrate into your existing system? Will it understand your accent, or be fine-tuned to your medical specialty?
Dragon voice recognition software is available in many different formats, with packages specifically catering to the medical industry. With standard Dragon dictation software, it's likely that you can begin using the software to a high level of accuracy straight out-of-the-box. For doctors, of course, the process requires a greater level of care.
The first step we take at Voice Recognition Australia is to talk with you about what you are doing, and conduct an assessment to determine what your processes are. We help define which area of expertise you will need a voice profile configured to, and how you plan to use the software. From there, we assist with the technical aspects – whether you are using a Mac or PC, and include considerations like if you plan to work remotely.
The savings you can make with voice recognition
Consider how much it costs to employ someone for transcription, such as a good medical typist. On average, these employees will earn around $55,000 – $60,000 each year, and that's not including such things as insurance, superannuation or sick and holiday leave. For many medical practices, this is well over $1,000 each month – and that doesn't guarantee that the medical transcriber will offer value for their wage.
To help set realistic expectations with our clients, we isolate your medical specialty when conducting our initial training and create a unique voice profile for each person. Due to the number of doctors and nurses across a range of specialties within a single practice, the Dragon vocabulary consists of around 60 different vocabulary profiles.
Through training, we create a personal profile whether you work in ophthalmology, neurosurgery or any other area – with drug names, procedures and terminology unique to your specialty.
If you'd like to find out more about our Dragon Medical packages, and the training we offer to help you start using voice recognition software straight away, get in touch with the team at Voice Recognition Australia.