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December 2008
HealthLeaders Magazine;Dec2008, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p53
The article reports on advances in speech recognition technology (SRT). The tool was developed to minimize healthcare costs by eliminating the need for medical transcriptionists through automation of the dictation process. Significant limitations to the SRT systems include the inability to recognize some accents and nuances in conversations. It is noted that several of the newer applications can recognize speech with up to 99% accuracy by including specialized medical vocabularies covering approximately 80 specialties and subspecialties.


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