Speech Enabled Applications
The discovery of rubber is a history lesson that always amazes
me. Some guy in the Amazon was holding a bucket of liquid
extracted from a tree and accidentally spilled the liquid
on a stove. The heat solidified the liquid and Ford Motor
Company decided that its cars would ride smoother if it could
be formed into a tire. And the rest is, as they say "history".
Codefinder had a similar historical genesis. A manufacturing
client of ours desperately needed a means to look up codes
to complete a database record, and the MIS dept. could not
allocate the resources to help them. Over a Chinese lunch
of fried rice and sweet 'n sour chicken, our chief software
designer graphically designed CodeFinder on a napkin. I got
so excited that I forgot to eat the Wanton soup. Lunch cost
$25.95+tip, but the experience was priceless!
CodeFinder serves as a handy lookup vehicle for data (normally
located in a reference book) entered on a repetitive basis.
Completely speech enabled, users can activate this
program and search for data by code or description. Lookup
data can be entered manually or imported using the most common
transfer protocols. In fact you can establish an unlimited
number of code categories. After finding the code by speech,
users need only to say "Paste results" and the referenced
code is pasted into the data field or text document from which
CodeFinder was activated.
Medical offices could load their ICD9 and CPT codes which
are required to complete EMR or HFCA 1500 billing requirements.
Although there are literally thousands of these codes, we
have never met a practitioner that used more than 100 of these
codes specific to their practice. Other typical uses could
involve Zip codes or any industry code with a corresponding
description. Find and paste that code to a data base field.
Medical Example: You're
dictating SOAP notes that require ICD9 codes. With the cursor
in that database field, you say "Find diagnostic codes"
and presto, CodeFinder pops on the screen. You then say "Lyme
Disease" and Codefinder locates and highlights the appropriate
description. By saying "Paste results", the numerical
code is now pasted in the database ICD9 field. Codefinder
has disappeared from view......staged to make a comeback when
mere seconds, a cumbersome, repetitive routine is automated
with no interaction with the keyboard.
clearly demonstrates the benefits of speech recognition deployment.....its
snazzy graphical nature is a marvelous illustration of the
power and flexibility of speech recognition command and control.