5 trends in speech recognition technology

Speech recognition technology is widely used in smartphones;users can talk to intelligent personal assistants like Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana. This technology is also emerging in the healthcare environment, with the majority of providers either already or planning to use it within the next two years.

Here are five trends in speech recognition technology from a peer60 survey.

1. Twenty percent of respondents are already using speech recognition technology. Thirty percent are currently considering such technology, and 27 percent said they plan to consider or adopt it within the next two years.

2. Just 25 percent of respondents said they are unlikely to ever adopt speech recognition technology.

3. The vendor Nuance holds the highest market share and mind share in the speech recognition technology market, followed by M*Modal and Dolbey.

4. Additionally, providers already using speech recognition technology appear to be content with the platforms. The majority of providers in cardiology, radiology, executive/IT and pathology said they do not plan on switching vendors.

5. "Speech recognition will definitely become a more prominent feature in patient record creation with widespread adoption in radiology and significant growth happening in a number of additional departments," according to the report. "As the artificial intelligence behind this technology continues to improve, so will the ability to more quickly and accurately adapt to the unique nuances of individual's speech patterns."

To download the survey and report, click here.

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