Speech-to-text technology has improved immensely in the past decade. Many doctors are now using medical dictation software that instantly transcribes spoken words directly into the EHR with almost perfect accuracy. But medical diction is complex, and there will be times when you need to teach your medical dictation software new vocabulary. This article explains how to update your dictation vocabulary in Mobius Conveyor.
Mobius Conveyor is a premium medical dictation solution that converts your iPhone into a Universal Documentation Device. Speak your clinical notes into your iPhone and the app conveys your exact words to any EMR system from any location.
As with other leading medical dictations softwares, Conveyor understands medical terminology out of the box. However, you may occasionally encounter words that the software doesn’t spell correctly the first time. If that’s the case, follow these simple steps to update your Vocabulary in Conveyor.
Teach Conveyor new medical vocabulary in 30 seconds
Step 1: Go to Vocabulary
Swipe left from the Live screen until you see “Vocabulary.” You can also add vocabulary from Settings –> Speech Tools –> Vocabulary.
Tap the “Add vocab” button or “Add” in the upper right-hand corner.
Step 2: Write your new vocab
Type the term you want to add in the highlighted space that says “Written Form” (under “Vocab Entry”).
Step 3: Try it out
Once you’ve entered the new vocabulary, tap the box below “Try It Out” and speak the new vocabulary in a sentence.
If Conveyor got it right, you’re done!
If the dictation still didn’t understand your vocab, try Step 4.
Step 4 (optional): Add phonetics
If you’re still having trouble, tap “Still having trouble?” and write the vocab in phonetic form. You don’t need to be a linguist to do this. Simply type the word as you would say it, with spaces between each syllable.
How to delete or edit vocabulary
To delete or edit created vocabulary, go to Settings –> Speech Tools –> Vocabulary and scroll down or search to find the entry.
Open the vocabulary and make your edits or scroll to the bottom and tap “Delete.”
An example of adding new medical vocabulary
Say you often see patients with Parkinson’s disease and want to dictate the term “bradykinesia” to indicate extreme slowness of movements and reflexes. Sometimes Conveyor gets it right, but other times it doesn’t and you get something like “Braddy kinesia.”
Follow the steps above to add new vocab. Type “Bradykinesia” as the written form, then tap the box below “Try it out” and speak an example sentence.
You say, “The patient presented with bradykinesia,” but you still get the following dictation: “The patient presented with Braddy kinesia.”
You would then follow Step 4 and add phonetic spelling: “bray di kine ease ee uh.” Conveyor will now understand this vocabulary every time.