Discussions on Trends in Digital Dictation, Transcription and Speech Recognition. Sponsored by American Dictation.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Digital dictation can improve patient safety
Safety and accuracy are at their most critical in medical
environments. For this reason and many more, hospitals are continually
seeking ways to reduce patient information errors and maintain airtight
record-keeping. Digital dictation technology has proved especially
useful to medical professionals, who are streamlining their intake
procedures and reducing error rates by transitioning to paperless
The Canberra Hospital in Australia was one such establishment to see
improved results thanks to their digital information systems, according
to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
"One of the issues in hospital[s] is errors - either in understanding
some of the data or in prescribing or giving the wrong medication,"
Health Minister Katy Gallagher told the news source. "It's [about]
collecting all that clinical data, making sure our systems are as safe
as they can be but also providing that information very quickly to all
of the staff that work here."