New speech recognition technology could help GP practices streamline work

A new product that could enable more GP practices to make use of speech recognition technology has been developed by Lexacom.

Lexacom Echo is a new cloud-based speech recognition solution, which has been designed to remove many of the barriers traditionally associated with the use of this technology. It is available to anyone using Lexacom’s digital dictation platform Lexacom 3.


Lexacom is the only provider of advanced digital dictation and workflow solutions that can offer the most flexible range of fully integrated services, making us the number one choice for healthcare providers. Lexacom 3 can be configured specifically for any organisational structure’s requirements. For more information, contact or 01295 236910.

This article has been provided by Lexacom for GP Connect

Speech recognition technology can help practices create documents accurately, securely and efficiently, saving GPs and practice managers time.

Until now, one of the biggest barriers to using speech recognition has been the cost of buying the service. However, with Lexacom Echo occasional users can opt for a pay-as-you-go option where they only pay for what they use, with no minimum term or pre-payment, while more regular users can opt for a monthly subscription giving them unlimited use of the service.

The product requires no upfront investment nor the need for any upgraded or expensive PC hardware. Lexacom Echo provides two modes for dictation. Accessed via Lexacom 3, the system offers deferred speech recognition as a standard service and, at the touch of a button, direct ‘live’ speech recognition compatible with any third party software.

Profession-specific dictionaries are regularly updated, to provide full support for medical terminology.

Lexacom 3 is the only digital dictation solution approved for use with all of the UK’s primary care clinical systems and integrates with third party outsourced transcription services (provided by trusted partners) and Docmail’s Print to Post services.

Lexacom Echo is compatible on any PC running Lexacom 3. All updates to the system are included in the charges and bespoke one-to-one training sessions are available for users to ensure they can get the most from the software.

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