Some health professionals store information and other valid details on a voice recorder. The audio recordings are then changed into text. This is referred to as “medical transcription“.
This transcription is then stored physically or electronically, sometimes both.
Medical transcription has hardly changed since its inception. Doctors used to talk into a recorder. When the physician assistant or secretary would listen to the tape, he or she would write using a typewriter. Finally, word processing came into being and Microsoft Word was invented. Software replaced typewriting mediums as it is easier to use (and far more efficient).
Technology has changed the face of medical transcription.
Here are some of the benefits of medical transcription:
Never Lose Another Document
It is a terrible thing to lose a patient’s medical record. You do not want to look through your files and realise that the document is not available. It will make your position “dicey” and will leave a negative impression on your patient. You do not want this to happen. When you use medical transcription, you never have to lose another document.
Keep Your Staff
We understand what kind of effort and resources go into training and bringing staff to an acceptable level.
We know that your staff are the backbone of your practice. You want them to give nothing less than their best when it comes to serving your patients. Your staff must be mentally as well as physically willing to meet their obligations. You do not want a long face or a body language that speaks low.
One way to ensure this is to take a weight off their shoulders. How? The answer is medical transcription. When your staff are no longer involved in writing down what you say, you will recognise a noticeable change in the efficiency and quality of attention they offer to all the patients.
Efficiency is the key word here. When you switch to medical transcription, the effectiveness of your training will increase. This will improve patient care. All this with minimal cost in terms of time and efforts. MT will undoubtedly improve staff competence and performance.
You Can Store Large Files
With the submission of digital documents, a lot of open space is released. Practitioners are no longer forced to maintain shelves overflowing with files, documents and folders. Medical typing gives them a sense of security.
Accessing your files has never been faster. There is no need to keep your patients waiting to while your staff sorts out the piles of documents. And if a file is misplaced? Not good. After switching to medical transcription, there won’t be another lost file in your practice. You won’t ever have to apologise again or recreate lost records. Just one click and your work is done. Eureka!
As you can see, the benefits of medical transcription are fantastic.