By Maria Cataldo
March 14, 2016
When it comes to reporting, mobile professionals definitely have to sweat the small stuff. After all, report thoroughness, detail and accuracy play a key role in achieving successful outcomes. Police incident reports can make or break a case. Insurance adjusters’ reports can determine whether insured parties get claim settlements that cover incurred damages. Caseworker documentation is critical for protecting social services practitioners and getting clients the services they need. And in the legal profession, detailed accounts and descriptions contained in documentation can influence the decision of legal issues. Because generalities and vague recollections simply won’t get the job done, it’s important that mobile professionals are able to capture report content immediately—with accuracy and specificity—while details are still fresh in their minds.
Relying solely on memory is risky business
Even if you have a great memory, details of events and discussions fade quickly if steps are not taken to retain them.
Research on the forgetting curve shows within one hour, people will have forgotten an average of 50 percent of the information presented to them. Within 24 hours, they have forgotten an average of 70 percent of new information, and within a week, forgetting claims an average of 90 percent.
Arming themselves with solutions like
Dragon Anywhere for professional-grade mobile dictation, individuals who often conduct work outside the office can eliminate these kinds of reporting obstacles. They can dictate detailed notes and documents of any length to ensure the accuracy of notes are captured right away. They simply describe the incident, meeting, client visit, or other event by voice and see the results of dictation immediately appear on their mobile device. There’s no need to decipher handwritten notes or try to recall details from hours before.
Eliminate reporting frustrations
A recent survey found that U.S. employees ages 25 to 54 on average work beyond the typical 8 hour work day. For individuals whose jobs require heavy reporting, administrative tasks most likely extend the work day even further.
Along with its professional-grade continuous dictation, Dragon Anywhere has a robust form-filling capability that enables individuals to complete standard report templates by voice. Check it out here
Simply import forms from an industry-specific report, case or claim management system, or create custom form templates, and then fill them in by voice to complete detailed paperwork quickly and accurately.
When report detail and specificity really matter, today’s professionals need a way to capture notes in real-time. Equipping yourself with powerful, convenient mobile productivity tools can ensure that no thought gets left behind.