Imbedded VoiceDoc®, is a DLL software
module, which integrates VoiceWare™ a PC-based dictation and transcription
software. into any computer-based
patient record (CPR). Needing only a standard SoundBlaster16-compatible
sound card in a Pentium PC, this software enables both the generation of
a digital voice file (VoiceDoc®)
and its transcription into a text
provides CPR developers with the
tool for easily incorporating a voice module into both their clinical
and transcription workstations. Imbedded
VoiceDoc® can also be
integrated with picture archive and communication systems (PACS),
to link a radiologist's dictation with a digital image.
Without Imbedded VoiceDoc®, physicians must use a telephone to dial the digital
dictation system, enter author/worktype/patient IDs, and then generate
a voice file that the transcriptionist will later have to match up with
its associated clinical event.
With an Imbedded VoiceDoc®-enabled CPR, physicians dictate directly into their
PC-based workstations after clicking on a microphone icon. They
can use a basic handheld microphone or a footpedal-controlled hands-free
microphone. To truly streamline the CPR dictation process, Sony has
integrated its physician-friendly slideswitch microphone into VoiceDoc®.
With Imbedded VoiceDoc®, it is not necessary
for the physician to enter any IDs, since the CPR application knows all
relevant data about the author, patient, and clinical event. This
data is attached to the voice file, so that dictations and identifying
data can be digitally transmitted together.
Imbedded VoiceDoc® generates a very high quality .WAV file, and with
The Programmers' Consortium proprietary lossless compression, compresses the
voice file without any loss of quality for transmission over
phonelines, network(s), or the Internet. This
voice file can be transmitted directly to the appropriate
transcriptionist's PC, or it can be sent to an open-architecture
digital dictation system for routing to the transcriptionist.
VoiceScribe™ incorporates software that allows the transcriptionist
to control playback via a footpedal attached to their PC, while
using whatever earphones and text generation software they prefer.
It also enables the automatic passing of all identifying data into
the appropriate database fields of the medical transcription system,
and then - along with the transcribed text - into the clinical data
If any authorized clinician needs to access this report before the
transcribed and authenticated text is available, they simply click
on a voice icon (on any clinical workstation) to hear it.
also accommodates multiple dictations within a single report, resulting
in multiple voice icons until they are replaced by the corresponding
text segments. This capability is valuable to CPR developers that
provide for structured/codified clinical input, and wish an "escape hatch"
to enable free-text elaboration to be linked to each relevant location
within the document.
Imbedded VoiceDoc® is the "IV Solution" for your computerized
patient records' system.