Is Speech Recognition Viable in the ED?Apr 1, 2017
Scott Weiner, MD, MPH, attending physician and associate director at Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine in Boston, describes the adoption of speech recognition software in the ED as a game changer. "We love it. I can't imagine going on shift without using it," he says. But when errors began popping up, Weiner says the team wanted to dig deeper into the causes. "Occasionally there were errors that were ambiguous, and we didn't understand the meaning from the context," he says.
In 2016, the University of Colorado and Brigham and Women's Hospital published "Incidence of Speech Recognition Errors in the Emergency Department" to explore more about the mistakes that had entered the EHR system through the ED. How many errors had actually been introduced? Were they trivial, or did they have the potential to impact the quality of care or create medical liability?
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