What are the system requirements?
Origin Speech requires:
- Microsoft Silverlight
- An internet connection
- A web browser with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
What does it cost?
The costs are detailed in the how to get it page.
Can I have a free trial to see if it will work for me?
We do not offer a trial as such but instead
offer a cooling off period of 14 days from the date of
purchase, so if for any reason you do not
wish to continue with the product, you are released
from the term without penalty.
The money for plan value would be refunded, however
any hardware, options or professional services
are not refunded.
Do I have to have a plan or licence for each doctor?
Yes you do. The learning happens per doctor
and upon finishing each dictation with
corrections, the system learns.
Why do I need to sign up for a plan?
We keep the costs of your initial sign up to a bare
minimum and recoup the costs over the life of
your contract. This means if you chose a plan option
you do not have to pay a large upfront cost
for the voice recognition solution.
How long before I can start dictating?
Once we receive your order we commence
processing your account. We envisage having your
service operating and you software installed
and linked within 48 business hours.
Can I see the words and also send to
my secretary or correctionist?
There is both a live and batch mode so the user
can choose on a per dictation basis which
dictations are completed by the author or
Can I complete remote dictations?
You can dictate from anywhere there is an
internet connection and you have access to
a web browser as listed above with the
required Silverlight plug in from Microsoft
either on PC or Mac.
Do I have to use a speechmike?
You do not have to use a Speechmike and
can use any recording device, however the
speechmike provides high quality audio input,
meaning higher accuracy. The choice is yours
but most of the issues with voice recognition
happen with poor input devices.
How much training is required?
You should complete 5 minutes of initial training
and if you wish we can import previously
dictated report in text format into your profile
so any words that are unknown will be available
to you upon commencement of dictation.
You will also need to run a 10 second audio
calibration test when you first start using
the software or if you change USB ports
or dictating environments.
Do I need to have a server?
No. We host the server for you and you
connect via your client. A small services is
placed on your server to pass the information
back into you medical information system
should you have a compatible version.
I have an accent does this matter?
No at all. This software is used throughout
the world with various authors and accents.
Can you cater to my speciality?
Yes. When you sign up for the service you advise
your speciality and we ensure that your area of
practice is catered for in the voice recognition
Will this system really save me money?
Definitely. It will make your secretary up to 50%
more efficient and allow them to complete other
tasks aside from typing. They will no longer
need to type as they will only need to correct
the recognised text.
Is this cheaper than outsourced typing?
Yes it is. In discussing this with clients we have
found this solutions is significantly cheaper than
local and off shore services, with much greater
accuracy and security.
The turnaround time of letters is markedly faster
than the outsourced model.
The processing time for dictations is either instant
or 1:2 for dictations sent to correction, meaning
a 1 minute dictation will take 2 minutes to be
processed and ready for review.
What about security?
We host a SaaS (software as a service)
model which has very high levels bank grade
security. We secure all parts of the dictation
process to ensure that data is secure. Data is
transferred back and forth from our server
using a 256Bit encryption. Furthermore the
data transferred does not contain any patient
or doctor data but simply the identifiers.
Can I use my computer at home or offsite
Yes you can use any PC or MAC computer
with internet access and a compatible browser.