Digital Dictation in Healthcare
Medical professionals have been using voice recorders for years to quickly document notes and patient records. In today’s technological world, digital dictation is the ultimate solution for greater efficiency in the workplace. By introducing digital recorders into your healthcare practice, you can more effectively manage your time and workload. Here are 5 big benefits of digital dictation in healthcare:
In many cases, after the notes have been recorded, they must be shared among several members of a team. Not only do physicians need access to medical records, nurses and office staff require this information as well. Digital dictation, along with the right software, makes sharing data easy and allows you to:
- Organize and distribute the transcription workload
- Monitor the status of recordings
- Assign priorities to urgent recordings
- Securely share recordings between authors and transcriptionists
Digital dictation not only makes communication easier, but accessing information becomes easier as well. In addition to software, you can choose a cloud-based or mobile option that can help you to improve efficiency.
A cloud-based solution allows for easier accessibility by granting you access to your files anywhere, all you need is an internet browser. It also gives you the control to add or remove authorized users as needed. But what about security? Most likely, your recordings contain sensitive information that must remain confidential. Don’t worry, there is no need to sacrifice security for accessibility. All of your files are automatically encrypted during both the recording and transmission processes. Files are also backed-up in the cloud to protect against accidental deletion.
A mobile option is an app that allows you to easily continue your work on the go, and even attach a photo to any recording. You can use the app on any smartphone and send dictations directly to your server using the secure cloud-based option.
Higher Sound Quality
Digital recorders are only as great as their sound quality. Expertly-designed microphones block the intrusion of any background noise, capturing only the information that is necessary. You can also continuously access files without compromise, as the sound quality will not weaken over time.
Office staff are burdened with a seemingly endless list of responsibilities, especially in the healthcare industry. With new and improved digital dictation solutions, staff can easily and effectively manage their transcription workload.
A faster transcription process is a more efficient use of the office staff’s valuable time, therefore, freeing them up to work on other duties. Also, because transcriptionists will be able to complete their work faster, overtime costs will decrease and temporary employees will not be needed.
Even after a transcription is complete, with a digital voice recorder you have the ability to re-open and edit your files. All original recordings are stored for future reference, enabling you to open older files, pick a specific moment in the recording, and modify it as needed.
Voice recorders are not a new tool in the healthcare industry, however, digital recorders today are more advanced than ever before. Digital dictation solutions tremendously improve efficiency in the workplace by helping you manage your time and your staff’s time more effectively.
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