Have a file naming option that includes intials, date and sequential job number.
Most physicians are too busy to take the time to enter a patient's name, much less dictate. It would be nice to have each file have a sequential number beginning with 1 (and starting over each new day). If the file name was perhaps date.initials.job number, i.e. 02212011rms45 (for the 45th dictation of the day) they could easily track their dictations with the transcriptionist by just writing "45" in the chart for that date's patient encounter. This would also make it easier for the transcriptionist to track how many dictations she should have accounted for on any given day. My group does over 2000 dictations a week and this feature would be very helpful. In additional I have doctors that dictate on well over 60-70 patients a day and there is no way they will take the time to type in the patient's name. The less steps they have to take, the better!!
I strongly agree with the points made above but would like to see improvement in file-naming options beyond what Kelly requested. See my new comment to follow.
60-70 a day, yikes!