Meet “Iris,” the Medical Record Siri

MyMT Member, Cindy Anderson, contributed this video to the member community on Facebook asking, "Do you think this could happen?" Does your head hurt imagining the potential for errors while manufacturers continue to roll out fancy technology in a segment of healthcare that does not participate in quality management/process improvement?

What do you think?



  1. Name Hidden Due to Privacy - November 12, 2015, 6:16 pm

    Wow. What a neat package with little room for error. It would eliminate many jobs, unfortunately. I agree with Susan, until all the facilities can get on the same page, with the same standards, this would be very hard to implement beyond the one clinic/physician. The technology is great, but not this great yet. Future?? Possibly.

  2. Name Hidden Due to Privacy - November 12, 2015, 12:27 pm

    Thanks for commenting, Susan. I want to keep encouraging our work force that “trying to save our jobs” will not let us be part of this technological evolution. It’s not really a valid argument, in and of itself. We have to remain relevant or we will never have a voice. The desired outcome is “quality medical records for American patients.” If we see that the transcribed report is valid, we have to be willing to sit at the table and say why, or be willing to see the value of the evolving technology and how we fit into that. This is what AHDI is attempting to do with new certifications, but I feel there remains needs for medical transcription, not because I want my job saved. My undies remain in a bunch over NONE of it being properly evaluated and managed, and I think there are likely many places for MTs inside of these functions if we would only become a part of the collective voice making these decisions. Maybe not. Regardless, nobody is managing these processes using quality management principles, the use of data, the concurrent identification of errors before it hurts patients, and more.

  3. Name Hidden Due to Privacy - November 12, 2015, 9:46 am

    As a patient, I would love to see this kind of documentation in my medical record. As an employee of nine doctors and nine PAs, this would radically change their workday for the better! However, as a transcriptionist, I see my job eliminated. As a fan of the original Star Trek when it was first aired and seeing many of the “impossible” technology introduced there which has actually come to pass, I hope “Iris” will eventually replace our cumbersome, manual input EHR software but I don’t see it happening for many years. Incompatibility of software between all the different medical entities is the biggest problem now. If we can fix that problem, “Iris” could be possible much sooner.

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