Latest News & Blog: Medical

Protecting confidential patient data

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 16th June 2018

Ensuring safety of patients also includes protecting their confidential data. More than ever patients need the reassurance that their confidential information is kept safe and protected, and access is only made available to individuals as and when it’s appropriate. Embracing data and dictation security A great deal of the work carried out by healthcare providers […]

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Getting smarter with your smartphone

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 22nd May 2018

These days, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s not using a smartphone. On top of that, as apps like Siri and Cortana get more sophisticated, more and more of those smartphone users are turning to mobile voice technology. In fact, there is a big appetite for voice search in the UK, with 42% of new adopters […]

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The antimicrobial effect

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 15th May 2018

What is antimicrobial? An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms or stops their growth. The main classes of antimicrobial agents are disinfectants (“nonselective antimicrobials” such as bleach), which kill a wide range of microbes on non-living surfaces to prevent the spread of illness, antiseptics (which are applied to living tissue and help reduce infection during surgery), and antibiotics (which destroy microorganisms within the […]

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How voice recognition technology can profoundly change the health care industry

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 1st May 2018

This is a steadily increasing age of digitisation of not just healthcare alone but just about all industries, in general. However, as with all technologies, there are considerable benefits of using voice recognition technology, but resistance to change is evident as well. However, the advantages are too diverse to be ignored. Let us see why […]

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Choose the right mobile dictation solution for your workflow

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 9th April 2018

Picture this: You’re in your car, and your last meeting ran over, so you’re running a few minutes behind. In your head, you are thinking through a list of everything you have to do, including taking notes about today’s meeting – “Remember that new budget number the client gave you! Tell Bob about the update […]

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GP partner prescribes ‘easy to use’ voice recognition

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 4th April 2018

GP Partner Hugh Reeve from Nutwood Medical Practice in Cumbria has piloted SpeechWrite voice recognition (integrated with EMIS) for 4 weeks and has given his insights below. “I have been using Dragon Dictate Medical on a trial basis for the last 4 weeks and have to say I am pretty impressed. The software was easily […]

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Still typing? Time’s wasting.

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 13th March 2018

It seems we are all busier than ever before. However, by taking an inventory of the tasks that don’t directly contribute to achieving your goals at work or at home, you can start eliminating the non-essential activities that contribute to your busyness and detract from your business. Typing is unequivocally one of these time-consuming tasks […]

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5 Reasons why artificial intelligence in healthcare makes a difference

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 21st February 2018

Nuance’s latest version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition boasts a host of artificial intelligence features but what does this really mean for GPs and practice teams dealing with challenges of the here and now; increasing workload and a demand for improved healthcare outcomes. Here we decode the AI jargon and explain 5 reasons why the […]

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Overcoming mic fright – Top tips

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 5th February 2018

Ever experienced “Mic Fright”? No worries, here are some tips how to tackle it. Many assume talking for dictation purposes is just like how you speak for day-to-day activities, but the transition from talking to transcription may be harder than you think. First-time dictation users can sometimes get flustered or uncomfortable when using dictation. Some […]

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Why dictate? The power of speech

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 19th January 2018

As more individuals catch themselves using microphones on their smartphones and home devices to dictate thoughts and send messages instead of typing, it’s evident that our preferences are shifting from typing to talking. This shift can be seen as over 5 million people have purchased the Amazon Echo and half of all searches will be […]

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Sheffield GP surgery transforms admin systems with innovative digital solution

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 6th December 2017

Baslow Road, Shoreham Street and York Road Surgery, a busy GP practice in Sheffield, was looking to upgrade its digital dictation system. The team of GPs, operating across all three sites, needed to turn around the dictation and transcribing of medical notes as quickly as possible to maximise efficiency and provide the best possible service […]

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SpeechWrite launches new, competitive PDF software challenger

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 18th August 2017

SpeechWrite PDF is now being offered by digital experts SpeechWrite as part of its document workflow suite of I.T solutions. The software has proven to be a solid alternative to more well-known solutions, which are often prohibitively expensive for businesses. The launch of SpeechWrite PDF is primarily targeting legal, financial and insurance companies, as historically […]

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83% of NHS staff report tangible efficiency improvements by going paperless

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 10th July 2017

The government’s aim is to ensure that the NHS will provide a fully digital health and social care records system by 2020. This challenging agenda is driven by the increased workload on health care workers, but also by the proven time savings that going digital repays its users. Benefits of digitalisation An enormous amount of […]

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GP practice takes note of progress with major digital dictation upgrade

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 21st June 2017

Forge Road Surgery near Wrexham has been one of a number of businesses and practices to have taken the plunge and replaced their old analogue dictation system. From GP surgeries, to solicitors and accountants, businesses have been looking at their IT set-ups and appraising how they can be improved, to make the customer experience more […]

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A paperless NHS by 2020 – Will GP surgeries be ready?

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 23rd May 2017

SpeechWrite Digital, a leading player in the digital dictation and workflow solutions market, has launched a survey to investigate how ready GP surgeries are to be part of a paperless NHS by the target date of 2020. The survey has been sent to over 8,000 GP surgeries nationwide and will identify the biggest challenges they […]

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Newcastle medical practices talk the talk with digital dictation technology and EMIS integration

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 2nd May 2017

Two busy Tyneside general practices, Parkway Medical Group and Holmside Medical Group, both Newcastle medical practices have upgraded their digital technology to integrate Enterprise Medical Speech Dictation software into the existing EMIS Web system, to completely modernise their digital dictation process. About Parkway and Holmside Medical Groups Dictation and document generation is a vital part […]

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Doctors’ notes transcribed with precision

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 2nd May 2017

A Warwickshire health centre has streamlined its GP dictation system by implementing digital voice recognition technology. Alcester Health Centre engaged SpeechWrite Digital to provide an upgrade to its dictation-to-text system. The new system directly links GPs to administrative staff, enabling medical reports and consultation notes to be verbally transcribed quickly into text. The centre has […]

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Cumbria-based GP surgery saves time with new voice recognition technology

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 3rd May 2016

Working with SpeechWrite Digital, Shap Medical Practice, a busy, three-strong GP surgery, has freed up its administration team from intensive typing tasks. Its staff have recently adopted voice recognition software that produces instant typed text from a live voice recording. GPs can now generate typed and formatted correspondence themselves, decreasing reliance on clerical staff, which […]

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Cutting edge technology transforms efficiency at busy GP practice

Published by: bhdcreative at 6th May 2015

Ellesmere Medical Practice has improved efficiency and service for thousands of patients in rural Shropshire, by recently introducing a digital dictation solution alongside voice recognition technology. The upgrade, which creates an instant voice-to-text document, was achieved in collaboration with speech processing specialists SpeechWrite Digital. Switch from Analogue to Digital Staff have always relied on the […]

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Healthcare team gives itself a digital makeover for Christmas

Published by: bhdcreative at 12th April 2013

Working with SpeechWrite Digital, St Anne’s Group Practice has upgraded its workflow management system across its two sites in Kent, to create digitalised patient documentation securely, accurately and efficiently. It has also appointed SpeechWrite Outsource transcription service to provide a modular add-on typing resource, in order to maximise the effectiveness of the practice’s internal administrative […]

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Midlands GP surgery energises service and streamlines efficiency

Published by: SpeechWrite Digital at 3rd April 2013

Following a consultation with SpeechWrite Digital, Sherwood House Medical Centre in Edgbaston recently upgraded its digital dictation system. Already an established user of a Philips digital dictation solution, the practice has adopted SpeechWrite Pro, which prioritises clerical tasks, and added SpeechWrite Voice, a leading voice recognition engine, which allows doctors to dictate medical notes quickly. […]

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