5 burning questions about deploying voice recognition technology in health care

Doctors across the country already regularly use voice recognition devices, such as Dragon 8, to record conversations with patients and convert that speech to text — saving time when they fill out EHRs. And now, companies like Suki, Orbita, Nuance, and SayKara hope that the technology will soon act more as a digital assistant and perform helpful tasks, such as filling out an EHR automatically. This takes not only voice recognition technology, but also requires machine learning and natural language processing to interpret physician-patient conversations.

Leila Amerling