Thursday, October 16, 2008

MTIA Leads Industry-wide SRT Use and Integration Study

With the evolution of enabling technologies that promise greater information efficiency in healthcare delivery, many are turning to speech recognition technology (SRT) as a solution for health data capture and documentation. However, few statistics and virtually no industry data exist on the adoption and integration of this technology. To that end, MTIA has partnered with AHDI, convening a task force to study the current use of SRT in healthcare delivery. An initial white paper outlining the goals/objectives of this initiative as well as a use and integration terminology resource has already been developed and is being finalized. The second phase of this project is focused on gathering data through an industry-wide survey to ascertain trends, practices, experiences, and challenges in SRT adoption.

This survey is being distributed by MTIA with cooperation from the following organizations:

· American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
· American Medical Association (AMA)
· Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA)
· American Hospital Association (AHA)
· Healthcare Information Management and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

If you have personal experience with speech-recognition technology, either front-end or back-end (or both), we encourage you to take the time to participate in this survey. There is a separate survey set for each SR-related role (physician/provider, HIM director/practice manager, MTSO, hospital CFO, and healthcare documentation worker). Your insight and feedback will be critical to shaping best practices and standards around use and adoption of SRT. You can access this survey from the MTIA home page or go directly to the survey by clicking the link below:

MTIA SRT Use and Integration Survey

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