Residents give voice recognition thumbs down

December 1, 2005

Radiology residents consider voice recognition less reliable and more time-consuming than traditional dictation, according to a recent survey at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Radiology residents consider voice recognition less reliable and more time-consuming than traditional dictation, according to a recent survey at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Four-fifths of 42 residents who responded to the survey indicated that voice recognition takes more time than the traditional dictation and transcription process, and 51% felt that voice recognition works well less than half of the time. The study was reported in the March 2005 issue of the Journal of Digital Imaging.