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Article
November 3, 1993

VOICEWrite Medical Charting

Author Affiliations

Hollywood, Fla

 

complete system with 386 or 486 IBM compatible, 4-16 MB RAM, VGA color, laser printer, speech recognition hardware and software, $15 000-$20 000, Mercer Island, Wash, MEDSoft Corporation.

JAMA. 1993;270(17):2103-2104. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03510170093043

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Abstract

If you detest paperwork, loathe double work, regret the state of your medical records, feel compelled by the latest governmental requirements to add essential text to your notes to ensure proper reimbursement, and yearn to provide your patients with additional information on their medical problems and treatment in an efficient and cost-effective manner, or if you just like to read about the cutting edge of innovation as it relates to computerized medical record keeping, then VOICE Write Medical Charting may be of interest to you. VOICEWrite is an intriguing new approach to the problem of medical record keeping, prescription writing, patient education, billing, and letter writing in a medical office or hospital setting. It elegantly marries speech recognition with a sophisticated report writer, allowing the user to dictate medical records directly into the computer.

The dictation system employs a set of utterances, which are translated into the necessary words, phrases,

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