Online Medical Transcription Service

Medical transcription is a well known transcription service provided especially for medical field. Because of its indulgence in health care this transcription service has its own peculiarity as well as uniqueness. Making a hand written health record and searching for it on every visit of the patient was time consuming and the work of preserving the document for a long period of time also became a complicated work. Such a complication paved way for online medical transcription service. People who struggled with the bygone method of recording health details gave a red carpet welcome for online medical transcription service.The process involved in online medical transcription service is online transfer of recorded document from any health care centre, clinic or doctors to the preferred transcription service provider. Here the service provider transcribes the recorded voice into text document and with the help of quality analyst the document gets pruned from all sorts of possible error. Once it reaches the final shape the client receives it online. Following this method reduced the burden of medical practitioner in preparing a medical record as well as the risk of storing the same.

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Though work of transcribing a medical document seems to be simple, the medical transcription service provider should encourage only eminent transcribers to work on medical records. The responsibility of maintaining a perfect medical record lies in the hands of doctors and transcribers. The clarity while dictating the medication and the details of the illness should be taken care by the doctor meanwhile the transcriber takes responsibility in converting the dictated version in to text document. The medical transcriber should acquire a very good knowledge in medical terminology, possess hearing acuity and the ability to cross check with references when needed. Using dictionaries before delivering the document to the client enhances the quality. The vital role of the transcribers lie in making the record free from any spelling errors for example a single misspelled medicine name will risk the health of a patient. Usage of E-books like medical word books, medical dictionaries or any other web based reference material helps the transcribers in providing the service with high end quality. Medical records hold high priority in confidentiality and it’s the work of both the end, the doctor and the physician, to prevent it from the access of third person. With the help of advanced technology and the current innovation each medical record has owned its privacy.

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After signing a BAA (Business Associates Agreement) with healthcare facilities we set-up HIPAA compliant portals which facilitates our medical transcription experts to transcribe directly into the healthcare facility’s existing EMR, by logging through Online/ Offline.As an add-on service, after logging into the EMR, and documenting the dictations medical transcriber will have the reports printed or faxed to the physician, from within the EMR. However this is possible only if the EMR/EHR software has this feature available.