The nationwide push toward healthcare IT adoption is challenging enough for all healthcare providers, but rural and community hospitals face an especially painful hurdle of limited financial and IT resources. These smaller institutions, committed to ensuring their patients receive the safest and highest quality care, often struggle to prioritize the necessary investment in talent and technologies. Rarely do budgets match the need.
n obvious solution, one being requested by many providers, is the option of using speech recognition solutions (SRS) directly with their EMR. To date, however, the purchase cost of traditional desktop SRS has been a deal-breaker for many organizations. Even if cost is not a factor, these desktop SRS often don’t work well with EMRs used within the health system, especially the web-based products used by ambulatory physicians. Nor are they typically compatible with virtualized desktop environments.