Don’t Let Winter-Weary Turn Into Work-Weary

By Lisa Welz


As if seeing his shadow, and realizing he had six more months of winter, was not enough to frustrate our winter-weary friend, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, he was then thrust close to some odd fellow’s ear who was supposed to translate Phil’s findings for the assembled crowd.


With a sigh and a quickly whispered phrase, Phil ended his prediction with a warning nip to the ear that the translation had better be made accurately. It’s possible the warning was in response to a ruckus caused in 2013 when they said a forecast of an early spring was made and instead the region saw bitter cold and snow.


According to the Washington Post, a prosecuting attorney in Butler County, Ohio, sought the death penalty for Phil at that time, citing “misrepresentation of early spring.” Luckily, a Pennsylvania law firm blew in and saved the day, saying the attorney had no jurisdiction over the innocent groundhog.


This year, the Gunstock Mountain Resort in New Hampshire has offered asylum to Phil after they say Merrimack, New Hampshire, police issued an arrest warrant for him. In their complaint, police wrote, “We have received several complaints from the public that this little varmint is held up in a hole, warm and toasty. He told several people that winter would last six more weeks, however he failed to disclose that it would consist of mountains of snow! If you see him, do not approach him, as he is armed and dangerous.”


If we know Phil, he’s chuckling while sipping a fine Bordeaux and nibbling on finger sandwiches. After all, he loves to stir the pot and watch the news on TV, showing everyone scrambling for more supplies as yet another winter storm sweeps across the country.


It’s no surprise then that emotions run high at this time, ranging from those who would gladly hand Phil over to the police to those who simply sigh themselves and muddle through each day, counting down to spring.


Those feelings, however, cannot follow us to the workplace. While there are certainly deadlines and countdowns at work, no one wants to be seen hunkering down at their desk or workstation, trying to avoid a sticky or awkward situations. We strive to be confident and assured, meeting all our deadlines, with 100 percent accuracy.


So what happens in your department if doctors are struggling with speech recognition software, or in a rush proofreading the finished report? What happens if the word “now” accidentally is recorded as “no” and it is sent back to the referring physician and placed in the patient record that way? How can you keep from feeling work-weary, wondering if you’ve missed a critical error?


SpeechCheck is there to be your preemptive strike against the enemy of critical errors. With efficient, timely and productive training sessions, combined with report sampling and shared statistical information, even the busiest and most proficient doctor will see marked improvement.


Give us a call today to discuss our services further.

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