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Dr Slav Kostov uses a stat-of-the-art Philips dictation solution for time efficient medical reporting
Dr Slav Kostov is a medical specialist in psychiatry and pain medicine based in Subiaco, Western Australia. Having gained experience in various positions, Dr Kostov currently works in his private practice.
“Dictation is an essential, integral and very important part in my daily work. I have to dictate letters to the referring practitioners daily as well as prepare relevant reports and other documents that are required in the course of my work”, Dr Kostov says. “The good, user friendly and reliable dictating equipment is crucial as the last thing one needs are technically complicated and unreliable devices.”
This year Dr Kostov upgraded his outdated dictation equipment to the new Philips SpeechAir smart dictation recorder complemented by the Philips SpeechLive cloud dictation solution. As a back-up option Dr Kostov can also dictate with the Philips dictation app on his smartphones.
We started with the Philips SpeechAir in July 2016. What makes a big difference is that now I can transfer my audio files wirelessly to my secretary, straight away after I have finished my dictation from anywhere! In the past I had to connect the device to the office computer. Recently, I dictated from overseas and it made no difference – the whole process worked like in my usual working environment. This is so convenient and practical!”, added Dr Kostov.
Dr Kostov typically does his dictations after the appointments with his patients and then sends it off to his secretary with just a couple of taps on his SpeechAir voice recorder or smartphone. The audio file is uploaded to Philips SpeechLive, where the secretary can access the file, listen to the dictation and type the letter or report.
"Most of the time I am working with my Philips SpeechAir recorder, because it has the traditional functionalities of a dictation recorder that I am used to. When you have to use a device for hours daily, you just need a working tool that feels good in your hand and can be operated almost blindly," explains Dr Kostov.