How GPs can help develop a time-saving 'digital scribe'

More data is needed to help AI create a program to cut time spent note taking, says researcher

GPs are being recruited to record patient consultations to help create a ‘digital scribe’ that would slash the time doctors spend writing up notes.

Macquarie University researchers plan to use the doctors’ recordings to develop a tool that uses speech recognition and artificial intelligence to record and transcribe consultations.

The tool would extract relevant information and summarise it in a patient’s electronic health record, say the team from the university’s Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI).