Medical Malpractice Trends: Errors in Automated Speech Recognition
Introduction and background
Automated speech recognition (SR) technology—defined as computer-assisted transcription of spoken language into readable text in real or near-real time—is becoming ubiquitous in everyday life. SR has been already integrated into many electronic devices (e.g., personal computers, mobile phones, smart homes) and is envisioned to revolutionize the way we interact with technology in the near future . In medicine, SR was adopted early in several fields, such as radiology , but was not accepted uniformly across all clinical settings. Today however, with the widespread adoption of electronic health records, SR is becoming increasingly prevalent across many types of clinicians in multiple healthcare settings.
Previously, SR technologies in healthcare were adopted with caution because of safety concerns and the potential for errors. With the rapid proliferation of SR into different domains of healthcare, only a few studies have examined the safety and accuracy...
This study was funded by CRICO foundation.
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Conflict of interest
This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors. This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of partners Healthcare, Boston, USA.
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