Hospitals up the ante for medical transcription tools as vendors modernize with automation, voice recognition

By Jeff Lagasse for Healthcare IT News New research determines that the time has come to finally replace those old analog devices. Medical transcription tools have long been legacy products but as vendors inject modern technologies, notably automation and voice recognition, new data suggests that hospitals are going to deploy more of these products and services amid…

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An old-school fix to doctors’ tech woes: Medical scribes

by Claire Zillman for Fortune A booming health care profession is helping ease doctors’ frustration with growing digital demands. Three years out of residency, Kevin Hopkins, the medical director of a family health and ambulatory surgery center in Strongsville, Ohio, was buried in emails, phone calls, and patient notes. And as a self-described “poor typist,”…

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Smithsonian Turning to the Public to Help Transcribe Documents

By Jennifer Schuessler for the New York Times The Smithsonian Institution has followed the crowdsourcing crowd, with the opening of an online transcription center allowing members of the public to help decipher thousands of digitized pages of Civil War diaries, botanical labels, correspondence and other documents that cannot be easily read by a computer. Over…

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