Manhattan, New York (PressExposure) August 11, 2009 -- If you are a busy medical practitioner or are running a hospital, you need to outsource medical transcription to improve your workflow. Itâs common for doctors, hospitals and large transcription companies to outsource the medical transcription work in order to reduce the workload and improve efficiency.
Medical transcription basically deals with transcribing or converting voice reports by doctors or other healthcare professionals into files in text format.
- Medical transcription is an allied health profession heavily dependent on the skills of professionals (called medical transcriptionists) who can comprehend the accent and language of the physician. These professionals transcribe the voice recordings of the physicians into the required text format. It is important to send back the text files on time for the processing of insurance claims and other financial and legal processes.
- The medical transcriptionist must not only comprehend each and every word dictated by the physician and include it in the text document, but also correct the document for grammatical errors or errors in medical terminology made by the physician while dictating.
- The finished document must be free from all errors, easily readable and should comply with HIPAA regulations and other medical and legal norms.
The transcribed document is called a âmedical recordâ if it deals with a patientâs medical history or current symptoms. Accuracy is important as each medical record of a patient will become part of a larger collection of files that make up the medical history of that individual, to be used for legal and financial documentation purposes as well as for future reference by the examining physician. Dictation is normally given after the doctorâs meeting with the patient, examination of symptoms and administering of medication.
Due to the large number of patients and the paperwork associated with their admittance and treatment, hospitals generally prefer to store their medical records electronically in powerful servers rather than the conventional paper files. Storing records electronically makes them easily accessible to anyone requiring them (and legally permitted to access them) in the hospital or healthcare facility. One of the most important applications of electronic records is that they can be instantly referred for medication provided in case a patient develops allergic reactions.
MT outsourcing is one of the most important industries in the outsourcing spectrum. It succeeds in efficiently recording patient data for further processing and thereby allows the medical practitioner or healthcare facility to concentrate more on the core business. Outsource medical transcription to improve your workflow and attend better to the care of your patients.