Neil Paul tried speech recognition some time ago; and wasn’t impressed. Both technology and the pressures on GPs have moved on, however; and now he thinks it may be time to start shifting from keyboard to voice.
GP Neil Paul has been carrying out IT health-checks for local practices; and has discovered that they need help and training to get the most out of their systems.
GP Neil Paul opens 2016 by considering some of the challenges of federation and finding the IT to support practices that want to achieve economies of scale without merging.
In the third of his columns looking at federation and the kind of IT that practices will need to make a success of it, Neil Paul considers better ways to contact and help patients.