Why Natural Language Processing Matters for Medical Transcription

Natural Language Processing Matters for Medical Transcription

Fast Chart’s clinical documentation Speech Understanding™ and Speech-Enabled EHR/EMR solutions use state-of-the-art technology including natural language processing to achieve a 98.5% accuracy rate for the healthcare providers that rely on them.

What is natural language processing?

Natural language processing (NLP) is a form of artificial intelligence that helps computers understand, interpret and manipulate human language.

You see, humans speak and write in English, Spanish, Chinese or countless other languages. But, a computer’s native language uses millions of zeros and ones that together produce logical actions. Machine language (or code) is largely comprehensible to most people.

NLP uses computer science and computational logistics to bridge the gap between human communication and the way in which computers understand it.

What does this mean?

Fast Chart uses M*Modal’s Speech Understanding™ technology to deliver contextual understanding of a physician’s narrative rather than just a series of individual words. This allows physicians to dictate in a more conversational tone without having to memorize and call out specific terms to verbally cue the speech engine. This would not be possible without the science of natural language processing.

Natural language processing is also how our Speech-Enabled EHR/EMR  technology is able to adjust on the fly to accent, dialect and cadence differences. This makes it simple and intuitive for physicians to dictate, review and electronically sign their reports in a single pass.

The Fast Chart Difference

Many other third-party clinical documentation service providers rely also on natural language processing, but what makes Fast Chart different? We combine technology with guidance from an experienced team of U.S. based industry professionals to offer you live support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

With a system uptime of 99.9%, an accuracy rate greater than 98.5%, and turnaround times that exceed client expectations, Fast Chart has built a reputation on industry-leading results our clients can rely on.

To learn more about how Fast Chart’s solutions can improve the quality of your clinical documentation and reduce your medical transcription costs, request a quote today.

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