At G2 Speech, we always endeavour to provide the best possible solutions to our clients to optimise their workflows and reporting processes. As a result, we continuously seek to improve our digital dictation and speech recognition solutions. We’ve recently added some new functionalities to our SpeechReport solution. In this article, we highlight and detail these new functionalities. SpeechReport 2.22 will be released in March 2018.
With the introduction of the new Medication Module, users are able to manage medication prescriptions from the SpeechReport platform. The Medication Module provides an overview of all the medication available and clinicians are able to prescribe the correct medication to each patient. When creating a document, an overview of the prescribed medication is shown in the sidebar and can also be added into the report itself.
Patient banner: allergies
The patient banner located at the top of a SpeechReport document shows all the patient-related information. For the registration of known allergies, a separate section is available. If no information is received or available, the text ‘Allergies unavailable’ is shown by default. However, this can be interpreted as the patient having no allergies. For this reason, the text ‘Allergies unavailable’ is deleted from the patient banner if there is no information available for this patient concerning allergies.
More and more Trusts print patient letters in conformity with accessibility printing standards (e.g. in Braille and/or a larger font). Most Trusts have contracts with printing companies, such as Synertec, which handle the printing of accessibility-type letters. SpeechReport can receive and send out accessibility codes to support printing procedures for the visual impaired.
Automatic template selection
SpeechReport creates documents based on templates. These templates provide structure to the documents. Documents can be pre-populated with information from integrations with third-party systems or from the SpeechReport environment itself.
The type of template which is used for a document is determined by the selected work type. A clinician has a list of items to report on. Each type of report may require a different template and therefore a specific work type needs to be selected. To make the system more flexible and easier to use, clinicians are able to manually change the template used for a specific work type.
When starting a new document based on an identifier, clinicians are already aware of the type of report they are creating. This means SpeechReport can automatically assign the correct template to each report type (i.e. a template to report on a knee appears after a knee MRI scan).
A fuller description of the above functionalities, as well as a list of other features that we have added to our SpeechReport solution, can be found here.