Physicians and medical staff are increasingly turning to audio recorders and transcription services in order to maximize efficiency and facilitate a work-life balance.
By using less time to take hand-written notes, physician and relevant personnel can keep thorough records on patients, digitize them and provide the best possible medical care to patients across the country.
As more doctors turn to audio recording and transcription as solutions for maintaining the best possible patient notes, equipment continues to improve to produce the best results.
Let’s take a look at digital voice recorder reviews so you can determine which equipment is best to start using in your practice.
2018 Top Digital Voice Recorders
Philips DPM600 Digital Pocket Memo Voice Recorder
The Philips DPM600 in a super lightweight, making it the perfect device to toss in your pocket and walk around with to patient visits throughout the day. The on-the-go recorder has power saving features and a long last battery so you can confidently use your device all day long without worrying about the next opportunity to recharge. On this recorder, it is easy to single-handedly playback audio, record new audio, edit, overwrite or insert a file. You can also check out priority settings so your transcriptionist knows which files are at the top of the to-do list.
Sony ICD-UX533BLK Digital Voice Recorder
The Sony ICD-UX533 is a three-in-one device: it records perfect audio, stops files and plays back flawless sound bites. The device uses a microphone system (the S-Microphone System) to push out the nearby noise and gather the sound waves related to the pertinent recording.
Zoom H2n Handy Digital Recorder
The Zoom H2n gets its stellar reputation for all-around convenience, quality and ease of use. The H2n has four recording mode, five built-in microphones, an automatic SD card transfer and hundreds of hours of memory. Why so many recording modes? Ideally, you have a dedication dictation space, but with optional settings, you can record anywhere and optimize the audio by adjusting the setting accordingly. The H2n Handy speaks to its name – it is small, compact and easy to bring around with all day.
TASCAM DR-100mkll 2-Channel Portable Digital Recorder
If you feel more comfortable recording with headphone, this TASCAM might be for you. The TASCAM DR-100mkll accepts balanced microphones or line inputs so that it can produce audio recording at high resolutions. This TASCAM model has a ton of storage (32GB) and ten hours of battery life, so you don’t need to worry about running out of space mid-recording throughout the day.
Zoom H6 Portable Recorder Kit
The Zoom H6 is powerful enough to record live concerts, so you know it is powerful enough to absorb everything you are saying (even with occasional mumbles and background noise) while you record. If you work in a hospital or a bustling clinic where it is hard to find a quiet recording space, invest in a power recorder such as the Zoom H6 so you can still get the most accurate patient notes.
Do you need the best microphone available? Look no further than the Zoom H1, that records perfect voice dictation while minimizing surround environmental sounds. If you plan to record interviews and sessions, the Zoom H1 can be set up on a trip to collect the best sound throughout the session. Why set the recorder up on a tripod? Not only can hand-held device pick up on the sounds of being handled (thumbs moving, pressing buttons, switching hands), but it also eliminates the distraction that might occur during an intimate conversation with a patient.
Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder
If you are new to audio recording, the Olympus WS-852 is simple to use. In fact, it has a mode specifically designed for beginners: Simple Mode. In this mode, the device will display large bold font and only the features that a recorder needs to use during dictation. Forget the fuss of complicated recorders and display options and buttons with the Olympus WS-852.
This device also comes with a microphone that automatically adjusts to sound sensitivities. And the real selling point? The Olympus WS-852 has over 100 hours of battery life and 1000 hours of memory.
This sleek recorder is not only superior in performance, it is beautiful and looks the part of a physician. If you work in a private practice or with high-end clients, using a superiorly designed device reflects positively on you as you dictate during sessions. Slip the Eleckey E7 into your pocket so you never forget it and trust on the device to hold up to 250 hours of memory.
Olympus VN-8100PC Digital Voice Recorder
The Olympus VN-8100 has USB connectivity so you can connect and transfer files anytime, anywhere. This feature is important for physicians and medical staff who are collaborating on a patient diagnosis or on a patient’s health/recovery. Notes can be immediately uploaded post-session so that transcription and sharing is available as soon as possible. The Olympus VN is built with automatic recording adjustments that fit the dynamics of a conference room, big space or private office to ensure top audio quality.
Olympus DS-3500 Professional Dictation Digital Recorder
Do you want to record an interview or an entire patient session? The DS-3500 is designed to produce flawless sound reproduction through speech optimization. This Olympus model has high standard software that is compatible with audio codes and indexing options, too.
Have you made the switch to audio recording and transcription in your medical practice?
No matter which device you decide to incorporate into your daily dictation habits, Mercedes Transcription is able to upload voice dictation files into our robust transcription platform. Reach out to Mercedes Transcription to learn more about the services we provide, about how medical transcription improves your practice and how to make the most of your audio note-taking, today.