Speech Recognition Editing - Can someone explain/provide insight?
Posted By: QAer on 2007-09-13
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Can someone explain how Speech Recognition Editing works?
When a company hires people to do this, are they usually looking for MTs or those who have done regular QA before?
Do you listen to an entire audio file based on what a speech recognition program spits out and fix? If so, what kinds of fixes are you normally looking for?
I'm completely ignorant on this topic so if anyone could explain the basics, what they like/don't like about it, what it's like, etc. I'd appreciate it.
Also, is there a consensus that this is perhaps the future of MT? What do you think?
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What do you get paid for Speech Recognition editing? nm
One more speech recognition editing question...sm
Do you feel that you get double your lines of what you were actually typing when you edit speech recognition or how do you compare? thanks
Best co's for speech recognition/editing new hire??
jokes on you, silly. editing is speech recognition, not qa.
We won't become obsolete, but we will become trained as editors in speech recognition if we want to keep our jobs. Spheris already is doing this on 1 account they have. Other employers probably are too and will follow suit. It's coming. (I've been resistant but want to keep my job.) It's not so horrible, just learning the hot keys or function keys. The MTs who initially resisted and were trained in speech recognition now love it and can't imagine going back to straight typing. Yes, I can't believe I'm saying this, but ALL MTs who trained on this who hated it at first now Love It. Something to think about.
I COMPLETELY agree with PathGuy on this one. What I was told the basics of the VR were that the physician dictates into their system. If his/her voice is easy to understand, eventually VR is able to record his voice, thus turn it into VR/speech recognition report/s. BUT, there are many, many ESL dictators and EFL dictators who have nuances in their voices, etc., that the VR WILL NEVER be able to adapt to. This, my friends, means that a Transcriptionist must always be needed to translate what is dictated. This we have some comfort in, because there are always a lot of dictators out there that VR will not be able to do that part of the job. This is not to say that the Transcriptionist is left with the worst dictators, but it DOES SAY that VR/speech recognition does have its limitations. Bravo to PathGuy. I believe that a lot of docs WANT AN MT transcribing their work and not some VR system because the MT IS MORE CAREFUL WITH THE DICTATION/REPORT. Kudos to us!!
There is no way I doubled my lines and I was good at doing Speech recognition, in fact had my employer asking me to help others achieve their goals in speech.
I hated it because there was no money in it and it is faster for me to type and edit my own work than try to interpret what the computer is spitting out
I think at this point I have just about been beaten. I thought I found the perfect place where I could stay and transcribe, and less than 6 months into it I have lost a ton of my work, not due to speech recognition but due to EMR. It keeps happening to me! I'm throwing up my hands at this point. I'll try editing at a new company and maybe I'll be able to stay put for more than 6 months before new technology eats my job again. I understand that you want to transcribe and not edit and I hope you find a good company. I just don't think anyone is safe from either EMR or ASR anymore. Best of luck to you.
i am new in this business and I was wondering why doesnt anyone use speech recognition to get a better line count? Is this just wishful thinking on my part. I just heard about this product called Naturally speaking today and it seems like a dream come true for any MT, though obviously unethical? Any opinions or experiences?
I am tired of killing myself and ending up with nothing, so I was considering speech recognition. I just found a very affordable program called Speech to text that gives you a 30 day free trial. I know it has good and bad points, but has anyone out there ever tried speech recognition to make more money as an MT?
I was wondering about the pay rate (the usual pay rate). I was just notified by my current company that the speech recognition rate received is 5 cents a line. Is that one everyone else is getting for speech recognition. I understand the thinking is the pay is low because it is not much typing???
If using Speech Recognition, I don't like it. nm
Go to Google and put in voice recognition. The first thing that shows up is link to wikipedia. Scroll down a bit to Applications and Healthcare. It explains everything in that article. You can also go to other links that show up, too. Remember, research is a vital tool for an MT. I hope this helps.
The computer records the speech and the MT goes in and reviews the report to make sure everything is correct.
I am sure MTs know that RESEARCH is vital in our job. So is professionalism, some people should do some RESEARCH on it!!!!
TT vs MQ speech recognition
Have worked on both MQ's ASR and TransTech's escription VR. TT's blows MQ's right out of the water... no comparison, TT's is a zillion times better. Just my opinion.
More OSi accounts going to speech recognition
Please, if someone is really in the know, please give info of what is going on. I'm starting to get worried now.
EXTEXT speech recognition
Anyone that does extext speech can you tell me a little bit about it. How many lines per hour are you able to get? Is it easy to hear?
You lost? QA was around before speech recognition
Spheris Speech Recognition...
Could someone please tell me how Spheris' SR program is? I've worked with a couple of other SR programs and they were awful, so just wanted to get some opinions before I applied. Thanks!
Speech recognition, an oversell
Speech recognition is an oversell! The qualified Transcriptionist simply cannot be replaced by a machine that cannot understand the dictator. I heard the word presbyacusis clearly stated, and the Speech thingy typed: Please be a Q-tip For Social Director a pocket rectum. The best of my week was the when the dictator said the patient liked to play tennis for exercise. The Speech thingy had its mind elsewhere and transcribed play penis for exercise. My goodness, Lord help us all! I really find it more efficient to do straight transcription than correct every 3 to 4 words in a document. Am I alone out here?
actually I think it is speech recognition..nm..any info?
I think it's automated speech recognition - nm
JLG=the name of a MT service. SR=speech recognition
Didn't know JLG had speech recognition!
Was doing speech recognition for a california hospital.
Automated or automatic speech recognition...nm
read again - it's for speech recognition, 3-5 cents.
Speech/Voice recognition fallout
I must pass long this info about what is happening with those facilities who go with speech/voice recognition. They have found that they need editors more than they thought. So they advertised for someone with 5+ years radiology experience to work in-house. Result? Nobody applied. The word had gotten around that they were trying to eliminate the need for MTs so nobody in the area applied. Now they are forced to make the remaining MTs that they have in-house do the QA and they must outsource the rest. Just FYI! :)
Speech recognition, research, and professionalism
There are 2 different types of speech recognition, so maybe you need to do your research. Your answer certainly did not really explain much.
Being a true professional is certainly not being displayed by you shouting (using capital letters), so maybe you need to learn more about all these things.
Has anybody out there used Dragon speech recognition software to do this job?
What are the pros and cons...does it really work? Please post what you know about it! TIA
I'm happy with Webmedx. They pay probably the best speech recognition
line rate out there. Work is steady, pay is like clockwork. Bennies competetive. No complaints.
Speech recognition and the future regarding MT work. Does anyone besides myself have the feeling
this will overtake out typing work and we will become obsolete in time? Makes me really wonder if MT will be around for a long time
Does TranTech have speech recognition and is rate reduced?(sm)
Also how would you rate their SR program as compared to Medquist SR?
Electronic Medical Record, Artificial Speech Recognition, and
Voice Recognition question. Anyone with experience on Dictaphone Speech system
Is it relatively easy to maneuver through. Is it easy to double or triple your line count. Any all comments/suggestions welcomed.
Editing voice recognition
From my own experience, you can make more typing. The pay for editing is usually pretty low, by the line, and because the recognition is so bad, you might as well type the reports. The companies that market SR basically tell their prospective clients what they want to hear, e.g. that their SR can understand bad dictators and ESLs, that their SR isn't thrown off by background noise and that the doctors can dictate from anywhere (like their car in heavey traffic), and the SR will understand them. I myself use SR to transcribe due to bad hands and wrists and I know what it can and cannot do. I spent a lot of time training mine so I get around 98% accuracy. Very few doctors will put in that kind of time. The worst SR program that I have edited is Dictaphone and it is just terrible. E-Scription is better and more user friendly. Medquist's program isn't bad either, but it still boils down to how good the dictator is and if he/she is willing to change his/her dictation habits and where they dictate from, and most importantly, use a headset when they dictate. Once a mumbler always a mumbler and if they are used to dictating their reports right after they see a patient, in the hall with phones ringing, nurses talking, etc., it is a lost cause as far as SR is concerned. You might want to search the archives for messages from other people who have tried editing SR. Good luck.
Are you sure your aren't editing speech rec?
That's what it sounds like. That is not QA.
the pay for voice recognition/editing is better at MQ than Transcend
Transcend only pays 60% of line rate, at least MQ is 80%.
Is that true?
What is everyone making doing voice recognition editing?
Can anyone tell me what you are making monthly doing voice recognition editing? I am doing it now and I am not sure if I am making enough money or not. Thanks
Can someone please tell me what is a fair rate per line for speech rec editing?
Thanks in advance!
Does anyone know anything about radiology voice recognition editing with Superior Global? sm
I cannot find anything about them. How do they pay? Do they have enough work? How are they to work for? Any info at all would be appreciated. TIA.
Transtech does have voice recognition. Horrible platform for editing.
Dictaphone Exspeech is the very worst VR platform I have ever worked on. Yes, the MT line rate is much reduced for it, too.
What speech/editing platform do you find the most profitable (money-wise for the MT, of course)?
What company uses it, please. Detest Dictaphone Exspeech. DQS was very user friendly. Any others?
Thanks so much for the insight
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your insight into the situation. Thanks too for understanding my question. What you said about the supervisor was what I wanted to know when I asked if they would be supportive I am not somebody who needs baby sitting, but I do need to have the tools to do my job. And I am sorry they did not give you the incentive for second shift, that is awful! After all that running around before starting and to have to give it up is just a shame, and to not have work and sit around is also a shame, as obviously you are talented if you are a hospital transcriptionist.
I believe that this is the same supervisor, BTW as a friend of mine got in touch with me since I wrote this question, and seems like the same thing happened to her and she felt that her many years' of experience meant nothing to the supervisor they have now. No training, never answered her e mails or calls and did pretty much tell her to shut up and type.
Thanks again for helping me. I'd hate to start a job and turn around and quit... not my style after being with a hospital for 10 years.
A little insight on George
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Anyone with exp working for InSight? sm
They are a radiology management company hiring for at-home Radiology MTs; however, you must live in Arizona. Anyone heard of them?
Maybe I can offer some insight s/m
at the risk of offending someone below who wondered why I would continue to peruse the boards if I'm retired. Well, I'll answer that question first: I woke up yesterday morning and decided I didn't want to retire after all. Did a bit of research and found out someone I worked for 15 years ago is now the CEO of a company, who will remain anonymous at the moment. I made a phone call and have a P/T job with the new company which I will start Oct 1.
Now to your problem. #1 and #2 are correct. I know this because the same thing happens to me. Several years ago (before TT) I emailed the sup and told her I knew I was getting all the crap dictation and that I didn't mind that but if I was going to do all the crap dictation I would like to be compensated accordingly. She emailed me back and said that she knew I was getting more than my share but that the dictation I was getting was way over the heads of most of their MTs. I wrote her back and said then how about giving me a raise. She wrote back and said that she was putting in a raise for me retroactive to the last pay period. You know you're getting crappy work and I know you are. If they won't at least compensate for it, then I would move on to a company that would. You never know how big of a shadow you'll cast until you stand up. I still get the crap dictation but I have trade offs. Flexibility has been more important to me than money and TT gave me all the flexibility I wanted.
Insight to the other side
I have some insight to share if anyone is interested. sm
I started with KS a little over a year ago. I stayed on during the pay cuts and had faith that the changes would pay off. They did. I now make more than I did before the cuts, love my account, have pretty steady work except during the usual slow times, have health insurance that is OK although expensive but less expensive than none, have direct deposit with very few problems, love my lead, etc. I am glad I rode it out and will if there are changes in the future because I believe this company is looking out for the transcriptionists and by keeping work in the U.S., I think that they will be one of the biggies but definitely the best in the next few years.
Thanks for all of your insight!! Happy New Year!!