Emerging Clinical Speech Recognition Technologies in Canada: How to do it Right?
With the rise in electronic health records, we are seeing more reports of clinician job dissatisfaction that is attributed to the amount of data entry work they are now required to do. Therefore, there is a lot of interest to use a speech recognition system to reduce the burden clinicians have by automating the documentation process as it passively listens during clinical visits. However, while many companies and research groups are devoted to construct such a system, there has not been any evaluation on the practicality and usability of this approach. In our research, we examine how a speech recognition agent should be implemented to automatically document clinical notes in a way that does not disrupt clinical workflow and will also explore the barriers and ethical implications this may have.