Tulsa, OK (PressExposure) September 22, 2009 -- Medical transcription (MT) services are valuable for healthcare firms in developed nations such as the US and UK, where daily documentation of patient records is proving difficult with considerable increase in the number of patients.
The outsourcing of these services to offshore locations including India helps medical firms to have huge savings in terms of both time and money. The process is also highly advantageous for individual physicians and doctors who have their own private clinics and healthcare centers.
Hospitals and private medical practitioners require the medical records of patients including treatment modalities to be transcribed accurately and within time to enable smooth functioning. These records are also essential for patients to have their insurance claims processed faster. For physicians and doctors, maintaining their own in-house transcription facilities is proving to be a costly option as large investments need to be made in buying transcription equipments and training staffs.
Since Asian countries such as India and the Philippines have a number of graduates who are fluent in written and spoken American English, medical transcription jobs are outsourced to these countries on a large-scale basis. The 24 hr time difference is also an added advantage for healthcare firms that outsource their jobs to these countries.
The quality of medical transcription services provided is also much higher in these outsourcing firms. Most offshore medical transcription firms are providing intensive training to their employees with the help of their in-house doctors and language specialists. Accuracy in medical records is given top priority by these medical firms. To ensure high levels of accuracy, most firms have employed experienced proofreaders and editors who can double check the processed records for errors. The combined effort of the entire team results in records which are almost 99% accurate, as demanded by the healthcare industry.
Most medical transcription firms offer their services for long term as well as short term requirements of the healthcare industry. These firms also have the necessary backups for staffs and equipments so that client records can be processed in time.
Thus with no capital investments required and no future upgrading services involved, having these medical transcription jobs outsourced ensures benefits to healthcare professionals. The most important of all the advantages is that they can concentrate more on personal patient care and worry less about maintaining patient records.