SmartPhrases. Faster than Speech Recognition.
When going digital, one of the challenges one often faces is the ability to enter clinical notes easily, quickly and accurately. There are a whole host of reasons why digital notes are superior to hand written notes. For keyboard challenged users, however, speed of data entry poses a significant hurdle. Short of training yourself to be more proficient on the keyboard, what are your options? Typically, people come across Voice Dictation and feel this is going to be the solution for them. In reality, it is anything but simple. For one thing, there is no dental specific terminology in the Voice Dictation vocabulary, so you have to teach it how to recognize words like apicoectomy, as well as hundreds of other terms!
This does not prevent Voice Dictation from being an option. For users who have gone this way successfully the benefit has been worth the work. But what if there was an easier solution? We feel that SmartPhrases is just that. The following video demonstrates how SmartPhrases work: http://www.bridge-network.com/videos/T11SmartPhrases/T11SmartPhrases.html
Firstly, that amount of text would take longer to produce via voice, and would almost certainly contain a few errors. Secondly, the structure provided by SmartPhrases provides consistency in your notes, which is important for all providers and even more crucial in multi-provider environments. Lastly, these notes can then be modified if required, and yes, you could even use Voice Dictation to do that! The best of both worlds.
On a related topic, we should point out that Voice Dictation and Perio Voice Activation are very different. Perio Voice Activation works effectively because it is designed to only recognize a very small number of commands. For a demonstration see the following: http://bridge-network.com/videos/chairsidecharting/periovoice1/part1.html