Digital devices capture dictation, which ensures excellent sound quality and avoids the quality degradation often experienced with analogue cassettes. These devices are usually hand held digital voice recorders (DVRs), recorders attached to computers, PDAs or the telephone.
DVRs are ideal if it is important for clinicians to have mobile dictation devices available wherever they work. recorders are connected to PCs and are a less expensive option that may suit if clinicians only dictate at the desk. Unlike DVRs, which tend to belong to one doctor, speech mikes are available for use by other staff members. Alternatively, some trusts prefer to use dictation over the telephone or via a PDA.
Most DVRs offer at least 5 hours of recording, and when used in conjunction with a secure workflow system these devices enable dictation to be recorded anytime and anywhere in the trust. Digital dictation can be made available for instant transcription. Digital devices are also future proof and can be utilised with additional digital services.
The Dictate IT system captures audio data as a DSS or DS2 encrypted text, ensuring security of patient-related material. Dictated audio data is uploaded to our UK-based server and transferred to a queue for transcription.