The Hong Kong Baptist Hospital has recently open a new histopathology lab. We have helped them to establish a large scale dictation and transcription system.

Histopathology department


The Hong Kong Baptist Hospital has recently open a new histopathology lab. We have helped them to establish a large scale dictation and transcription system with speech recognition customised for pathological application.

The system asks for network-based medical reporting between pathologists and the entire typing pool involving tens of computers.  After medical diagnosis are done at the three wet labs (gross examination)  and in the doctor rooms (microscopy), the diagnostic reports are transferred instantly to the server for the typing pool to transcribe with copies automatically sent to the department’s laboratory information system for further data  integration. Speech recognition is employed to speed up the process.  Establishing such a system requires careful planning with the users in advance, because it involves different workflows – realtime and septime; gross and micro.   It is a challenging job for pathologists to perform both specimen diagnosis and precise medical reporting simultaneously.  Typically our system must cater for hands free operation using voice commands and foot control.

Hands free operation in front of microscope with the aid of foot control (show on table).

 

It is challenging to study specimen and do reporting at the lab but we have a solution for that!