Incidence of speech recognition errors in the emergency department

From the AHRQ:

The adoption of new technology in health care often produces unintended consequences, which can be mitigated by applying human factors engineering principles to user interface design. Due to efficiency gains, the use of speech recognition technology among physicians has grown in recent years. Investigators analyzed notes dictated by emergency medicine physicians and found that 71% of the notes contained errors. Given that 15% of the errors were considered critical, the authors suggest speech recognition technology may create miscommunication that could adversely affect patient care.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: