AH 235 - Intro to Speech Recognition
2 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course will introduce the medical transcription student to the knowledge base and basic and advanced skills of a speech recognition editor.The student will also complete 300 minutes of authentic physician dictation on 3M's ChartScript.com platform utilizing the basic and advanced speech recognition editing techniques.
Schedule: Fall and Spring semesters. This course is offered in 8-week sessions.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: AH 222 and AH 223.
Instructor: Melissa Coleman
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: No textbook is required. USB Foot pedal and headset are required.
Other Materials: None
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Define common scientific terms relevant to speech recognition technology.
- Describe the qualities of dictated voice files that contribute to productivity.
- Describe the impact of standardization on speech recognition technology.
- Differentiate between front-end and back-end speech recognition technology and explain the impact to productivity, quality, and turn-around time issues pertaining to both.
- Describe the role of speech recognition technology in the EHR and evaluate the implications of speech recognition technology on the future of healthcare documentation.
- Diagram the complete document cycle.
- Explain the critical role of the medical transcription editor in successful implementation of speech recognition technology.
- Assess correct ergonomic habits and apply them to the SRT worksite.
- Identify and describe appropriate use of text expansion products, spell-checkers, and industry resources.
- Recognize the importance of learning and demonstrate proper use of available keyboard shortcuts and navigational keys.
- Demonstrate editing concepts specific to SRT including correct use and spelling of common homophones and sound a-likes.
- Describe the reasoning for consistency in SRT editing.
- Differentiate between necessary editing and over-editing; define the need for balance between perfection and quality.
- Identify, edit, or flag common drug sound a-likes; recognize draft errors in dosing.
- Recognize, edit, or flag potential speech engine errors in laboratory results.
- Demonstrate and explain the necessity for maintaining vigilance and conscientiousness in SRT editing.
- The student will be expected to complete all weekly assignments and quizzes.
- All chapter assignments will be completed in the order they are presented.
- Quizzes/exams are open note, open book.
- A final exam will be completed at the conclusion of the course.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- Exams are completely on a weekly basis and due by a specified date and time each week.
- Exams are open note, open book and no proctor is needed.
- Exams are given a limited time.
- Exams are presented in multiple choice, true/false, or short answer form.
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