By Team Datatray November 17, 2019
Voice Recognition System has incredible utility. Say something by pressing the speaker button present on your Android or iOS device's soft keypad, and the words get keyed-in all by themselves at an amazing speed. The errors generated, too, are very few. Speaking into the phone and having the words typed magically onto the screen leaves us feeling amazed! If this is the precision of a simple handheld device, think of the super quality voice recorders and the most sophisticated technology that can recognize speech and convert it into text.
Natural Language Processing is gaining amazing momentum. Conversion of Voice into texts with utmost precision in any language is now happening; it is not a farfetched dream. So, technology does impact human involvement. But does that mean there will not be any human Medical Transcriptionist in the future? The answer would be an absolute NO!
As most of us know that Medical Transcription is the process of listening to medical interpretations given by Doctors and Para-medical practitioners and formally transcribe the interpretation, and convert the patient history into a digitally available text format.
Voice Recognition is a fantastic human invention, but at the same time, it might be difficult for VRS to recognize the utterances with precision. The VRS cannot handle the technological terms and the jargon used in medical interventions, and procedures with cent percent accuracy. Human interference becomes mandatory. There is a need for experienced personnel who are thoroughly equipped with the medical terms, processes and procedures, and various accents that Doctors use.
With Technology now taking the whole world by its horns, let us look at the possible
So, in conclusion, the future of medical transcription is more than safe. Medical Transcriptionists have a lucrative career path lying ahead of them. The zeal with which transcriptionists pick up and practice the latest technological know-how will put them on a higher hierarchical rung. As it has been already mentioned (many times by now!), Voice Recognition System is an unmatchable invention.
However, there needs to be a meticulous human intervention to dot the I, and cross the T, to bring out accuracy and precision. Despite the humongous intervention of technology, the future of Medical Transcription Services lies in the hands of experienced medical transcriptionists. Human cognition is inimitable and always needs to be there to perceive the concern, or urgency in the doctor's tone.
Maybe future Voice Recognition Systems will develop advanced techniques to capture the tenor, timbre, pitch, and the 'feel' element in the human voice. All this apart, as of now, the medical world is teeming with prospective job offers for both experienced and fresher medical transcriptionists! So, 2021 IS the year of Medical Transcriptionists!