With the advent of the EMR, providers are doing more and more with regard to patient data input. From a provider perspective, additional time spent in front of a computer means less time working with patients.
Real-time (or “front-end”) speech recognition at the point of care has made some providers more efficient, but it’s not a universal solution. Whether it’s the time required to learn the system, specialized workflow needs or their unique speech patterns, many providers are just not a good fit for front-end speech recognition. When they don’t have another option, frustration ensues.