Speech recognition reporting systems (SRRS), which are tightly integrated with picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), enable speech-to-text conversion of medical imaging reports.
SRRS technology enables a radiologist to verbalize details of a case, read and interpret medical imaging on the fly with speech-to-text, and then check and approve the written report that is automatically produced all in one session, without necessarily involving transcriptionists or other intermediaries. SRRS is well equipped to handle abbreviations, slang, accents, new and evolving terminology, and background noise.
Using an SRRS leads to a marked reduction in report turnaround times and allows radiologists to create reports anywhere, anytime. The design of the SRRS allows for multi-organization, multi-facility reading and accommodates the additional integration components that are required to support such configurations.
Any hospital team in Ontario looking to replace their SRRS has the option of choosing an OCINet-supported SRRS.
SRRS Quick Links
SRRS Data Flow
Healthcare providers use the OCINet SRRS to report
The SRRS converts speech to text
The report becomes available in downstream HIS/RIS, PACS, and other systems
SRRS Clinical Impact
“In my hybrid practice of providing service in multiple settings, including academic radiology, community radiology, and clinic radiology, I have worked with a variety of vendors and voice recognition products…. While I was initially uncertain about Fluency [OCINet’s shared SRRS offering], I now consider myself extremely fortunate that this product was chosen as the regional speech recognition program. This product works, it works reliably, and it works smoothly by melting into the background.”
Dr. Ali Islam FRCPC
Associate Professor – Department of Diagnostic Radiology, St Joseph’s Health Care London