For those who started their careers before electronic health record (EHR) systems existed, the use of voice recognition may come easier to them because they have already been dictating for years. Dictation is a tried and true practice. Why mess with something that works?
The problem is, dictation in the traditional sense requires transcription, which is very costly, delays essential updates to medical records, and more critically, bears significant risk of errors that either add to a time-consuming process of proofreading and remediation or worse, go unnoticed and cause other issues. Bottom line, dictation may seem fast and efficient to physicians, but the requisite transcription can prove detrimental, both financially and clinically.