Dragon for Medical Practices

GP Speech recognition

This post considers how GP speech recognition might help in busy GP Practices.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is now so accurate that it is a genuine productivity tool and is being used more and more in the medical world. It even has a distinct medical version with a very specialised vocabulary and it can definitely help GP Practices today – especially those that are struggling to keep up with the demands placed on them.

I am helping to promote and support LOASys (Logical Office Automation System) locally because I have seen it and know that it has the potential to help every GP! Why would any GP or Practice Manager consider using it?

  • to improve efficiency
  • to improve quality of information collected
  • to reduce costs

We can help with this by using advanced practice management systems that are easy to use, and which take advantage of the latest voice recognition software! With this solution, the dictation typist is a computer, and will be available to work 24 hours a day, 365 says a year!

There are no upfront fees for this solution and for orders placed before 31st March 2015, a free microphone is provided!


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How fast can you type

Most people can only manage to type at about 40 words a minute and as a result find themselves struggling to keep up with an ever growing volume of paperwork. I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking and can type at speeds in excess of 120 words a minute, so I complete my paperwork faster. How fast can you type?!

Talking Typist is working with LOASys (Logical Office Automation Systems) to automate the process of transcribing spoken text using a portable dictation device, or even a mobile phone! This system is absolutely ideal for busy GP Practices, particularly in light of the recent news about increasing workloads and pressure for many GPs.

Using a similar technique would allow you to…

  • complete your paperwork quickly
  • reduce any stress you feel due to deadlines
  • improve the service you are able to provide to your patients
  • meet obligatory deadlines

What if the ‘dictation typist’ was a computer ready to work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?

You will be able to dictate when working away from your Practice, and send your recording back to your computer server simply by pressing send. Your recording is then interpreted automatically and converted to text so that it is ready for you to check when you return. This can also be completed for you by support staff who can listen to your message (with instructions if necessary), and ensure the text is correct. It is also then loaded automatically into an appropriate document template ready for printing and sending out!

This is such a powerful technique and I’m really pleased to be able to provide training and support for medical practices in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties. I would be very happy to provide a demonstration and answer any questions that you may have. Please contact me by email at neil@talkingtypist.co.uk

There has never been a better time to Stop Typing and Start Living!!

Neil Sleight

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