Archive for February, 2008
You have several options when it comes to document delivery for medical transcriptions. Depending on your final format needs, you can choose between the various methods of document delivery.
Courier. An oldie but a goodie. The infamous courier is probably the best way to get a set of medical transcription documents to you in hard copy. [...]
You hear that analog or tape based transcription tools are going the way of the dinosaur . . . but why exactly is that? What makes digital transcription tools so much better?
Quality: The quality of voice recording is far higher with digital transcription tools. That means your medical transcriptionist will be able to understand your [...]
Numbers are often vital in medical transcription, so today´s dictation tips deal with how to make sure your transcriptionist can understand the numbers that you are saying. Since this can be a very important part of medical records, you want to be sure that you get this part of your dictation right!
Dictation Tips for Numbers
Being consistent with your dictation is the best way to ensure that your medical transcriptionist is able to work with your recordings fairly easily. It´s not easy for anyone to listen to broken or uneven speech, so try to set a rhythm or pace that you can maintain. You should be able to speak fairly [...]
You don´t have to have a completely separate recording for each document if you are looking to have several transcribed. However, there are some dictation tips to make it easier for your medical transcriptionist to figure out what is going on with your recording.
Dictation Tips for Multiple Document Recordings
State the type of document. This should [...]
Quality guidelines are always an important part of medical transcription. You will want to make sure that you know exactly what the quality guidelines are for your medical transcription service, before you sign with them and start sending your important documents to them.
For example, TransDyne offers the following quality guidelines.
4 Level Proofing System. Four different [...]
Did you know that the fear of dictation is called dictaphobia? In medical transcription, it occurs quite frequently and may even be a major reason why more medical professionals don´t use medical transcription services.
Even if you are petrified about dictating, you can get over that fear. Medical transcription can really improve your productivity in the [...]
Your most important transcription tool is the recorder. Be it digital or analog, you need to learn how to use your recorder in order to get better dictation. The pause button is extremely useful and you´ll want to make sure that you do use it effectively. Unfortunately, many medical practitioners aren´t aware of how the [...]
Many medical transcription services are moving toward providing multiple options for dictation. You aren´t stuck with a tape recorder or even a digital recorder anymore. In fact, one rather popular method of getting your dictations to the company is to simply call in and record your report right there on the phone.
Phone in medical transcription [...]
Medical transcription can be a bit nerve-wracking. Not everyone is completely comfortable talking into a recorder, knowing that someone will be listening to and analyzing every word. While your medical transcriptionist isn´t going to be writing you notes critiquing your technique, there can be a sort of performance anxiety associated with talking into a recorder.