Faculté des sciences

Watch-dictaphone for Automatic Medical Codification

Grassi, Sara ; Heck, P. ; Stadelmann, Patrick ; Cotofrei, Paul ; Dinissen, P. ; Meylan, F. ; Mignot, J.-P. ; Pfeuti, J.-N. ; Piccini, F. ; Geiser, P. ; Biundo, Giuseppina ; Farine, Pierre-André ; Grupp, Joachim ; Stoffel, Kilian

In: Proceedings of the European Signal Processing Conference (EUPSICO), 2008, vol. 16, p. 1-5

This paper describes the development of a voice data recording watch and the accompanying software and hardware needed to build an integrated solution for medical data capture and auto-matic codification. The developed system is used to capture on the stand-alone watch, either by voice recording or by form-filling, the relevant information on the healthcare service being provided. The captured... More

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    This paper describes the development of a voice data recording watch and the accompanying software and hardware needed to build an integrated solution for medical data capture and auto-matic codification. The developed system is used to capture on the stand-alone watch, either by voice recording or by form-filling, the relevant information on the healthcare service being provided. The captured information is stored locally and then downloaded to a PC, via a USB connection. In the PC, speech is translated first into text and then into medical codification, with minimum user-intervention. The resulting information is stored into local or cen-tralized patient databases, to be sent later to 3rd-party SW for billing, reporting and statistics. The user controls the watch either via a touch-screen based interface or via a voice-driven interface for hands-free operation. Although this work is multidisciplinary, in this paper the emphasis is put on the description of the DSP implementation.