This page contains answers to common questions handled by our support staff, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful and presented here as questions.
Med Temps FAQ
Dictation Topic/Language Models FAQ
For most users it only takes a few minutes to start using MedTemps. Even novice users can start creating documents in less than an 1/2 hour. The program is simple with only a few buttons to learn and an intuitive user interface. You don't have alot of 'clutter buttons' in MedTemps of features you would never use. But, MedTemps still has the ability to create professional documents quickly.
YES! The beauty of MedTemps is that virtually any type of word processing document can be modified to work with MedTemps in a few minutes.
Trigram Technology has been creating custom reports for physicians since the dawn of speech recognition software. We have a library of over 5000 templates and macros covering over 20 different specialties. We also provide access to a user forum to ask questions of our staff and other MedTemps users about customizing templates.
Yes you can use tables and drop down list choices. In fact, MedTemps has built in features to learn frequently used text with just a few mouse clicks. The text is organized by the appropriate Review of Systems or Physical Exam section and can be used for any note you create in the future on any patient! You can even create your own lists! We provide you the tools.
Trigram Technology has a network or business partners that can customize your templates. If we do not have a local business partner in your area we can provide online training. This allows a user to connect via the internet to one of our office PC's and talk live to our support staff.
Yes. Adding physicians is simple. Just purchase another license and register the new user. If your practice grows even larger you can upgrade to our SQL Server database which provides you with plenty of room for growth.
There is a difference between a language model and a word list. Trigram starts analyzing the data from each specialty we can provide the speech engine not only the most frequently used words within a specialty but hundreds of examples of how the word is typically used.
There are three aspects of a Trigram vocabulary that make it accurate. In order of importance they are:1. Phonetics 2. Context knowledge 3. Vocabulary
So, the speech engine needs a combination of the three to make your dictation accurate. Many physicians ask “what words are in there?” or “how many words does the vocabulary have?” If the speech engine cannot understand the phonetics then it will never get the correct word no matter how many words you have in the vocabulary. Then if it cannot accurately convert the phonetics into probable context it will not get the dictation correct. So, the amount of words in the vocabulary is not what will make it accurate. Having the phonetics + context + words within a given specialty is what will make it more accurate.
When you dictate the speech program converts your voice into sounds or phonemes. The speech engine then takes these phonemes and starts to build possible words based on the sounds. These possible words are then compared to a database of context knowledge. Based on the context the speech engine outputs the words to your PC.
This is what makes the program to type “anteroinferior” instead of “ants are inferior”
All the Trigram vocabularies are compiled based on analyzing hundreds of thousands of actual dictations within a given medical specialty. We make sure the specialty is covered to a 99+% including phonetics, context and vocabulary.
It means the end user will have much higher accuracy and a shorter learning curve. There will be less adding of specialty terms and drugs due to the comprehensive vocabulary.
The Trigram Technology language models contain a lot more specific information as to how the a specialist uses the medical vocabulary in day to day dictation. The drugs included in the vocabulary are much more up to date that the ones provided with Medical Suite alone. Not to mention the excellent templates package.
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