Speech recognition within the pathology institute

Project Details


The present project is a collaborative project between the IT-department (IT-Sundhed), the Pathology Institute at Aalborg Hospital, MaxManus and CPK. The purpose of the project is to investigate the potential rationalisation achievable in introducing speech recognition within the pathology institute. The potential advantage is both less need for resources and a faster production of reports. Currently, spoken medical records are converted to text entered in forms by secretaries. For that purpose a dedicated form filling system is already in use based on digital speech recordings. While an immediate introduction of speech recognition would be by replacing the manual form filling process by an automatic process, it is questionable whether this will be a sufficient integration in order to achieve any rationalisation. For instance, secretaries are not "just" typing what was said, they are also correcting mistakes made by the doctors. This latter correction is hardly achievable by an automatic system. A more integrated system would enable the doctors to do on-line corrections but this may result in an in-appropriate (from an economic point of view) change in balance of workload and increase the time spent by the doctors. CPK is involved in the evaluation of the system integration. The speech recogniser applied for this project will be provided by Philips (Speech Magic in Danish). (Børge Lindberg, Lars Bo Larsen and Paul Dalsgaard)
Effective start/end date19/05/201031/12/2017