'Dictation Tips' Category
Many people think that dictation is really just a waste of time. After all, why not type the information if you`re going to be reviewing it anyway? There is a very good reason for this.
First of all, how fast do you type? The average person types around 50-75 words per minute. A fast typist will [...]
You`ll find that if you have everything you need all laid out, it will be far easier to do your dictations all in one go. This makes everything happen faster, since it can be quite a distraction for you to come back to an unfinished dictation and try to find out where you were before. [...]
More and more medical professionals are doing away with hand held recorders and moving on to work with dictation software on their computers. This allows them to send the files directly to the transcription company without having to transfer them onto the computer.
There are a few things to keep in mind though:
Invest in a good [...]
Chances are you don`t have a lot of down time to work on your dictations. It can be frustrating to have to record your sessions in short segments, not to mention difficult. Here are three quick tips to help you out.
Dictation Tip One: Rewind
This will help you remember where you are. When you are called [...]
The use of your own phone as a recording device is something that is becoming more and more popular these days. It`s easy, you usually have it with you anyway and you can literally call in your dictations any time of day.
Choose a quiet place to record.
Have all your papers in order.
Know what you need [...]
It never hurts to have a good relationship with your medical transcriptionist and this can be done even if you never even get to meet each other.
Greetings. It`s a nice touch to greet your medical transcriptionist at the beginning of your dictation and will help make everything run smoother.
Directions. You`ll end up with a far [...]
When you think of dictation, chances are you imagine the doctor speaking to a transcriptionist making shorthand notes in her book. That image of dictation has long since vanished and become extinct. Now, you have choices.
You can record directly into your recorder, then upload the sound files onto your computer. These days, digital recorders make [...]
For the medical practitioner on the go, the right medical dictation equipment is really important. The last thing you need is to have to redo an entire dictation because your recorder broke!
There are all types of dictation equipment out there. However, if you know what you want yours to do, it shouldn`t be too difficult [...]
Many people, particularly busy medical professionals, find it difficult to speak slowly when dictating. This can be a problem since the medical transcriptionist may not be able to hear the words properly. This results in either guessing what you`ve said, or repeated listening . . . either way, your transcriptions will take longer.
When it comes [...]
You`re a busy medical professional and just don`t have time to spend on long dictations, so it makes sense to have some tricks to speed things up. Fortunately, we have a few ways you can make sure that your dictations go faster and leave you more time to do other activities.
Get organized. Have everything you [...]