Archive for December, 2009
When a healthcare facility looks for outsourcing options it is acknowledged that this is a major decision that will have a long-term impact on their business. Researching for the right medical transcription service provider to be a partner for back office needs can be both time consuming and confusing, due to the abundance of information [...]
Questions a healthcare facility needs to ask before finalizing a medical transcription service provider
There are certain things a healthcare facility needs to know before making the important decision to outsource their medical transcription needs. Knowing the medical transcription service provider well can improve the transition process, reduce miscommunication and have a synergetic effect on the business by creating a long-term partnership
Apart from knowing the accuracy level of transcription [...]
Medical transcription is the process of converting audio files of the patient-healthcare professional encounter into a typed report. Medical transcription plays a supporting role in the healthcare process by making information available in an accurate and timely manner. Records need to be created of the patient –healthcare professional encounter for the following purposes:
· For patient [...]
When healthcare facilities come across references to HL7 in the context of medical transcription and one always wonder what it is and how it affects healthcare business. HL7 or Health Level 7 is a standards development organization that is accredited by the American National Standards (ANSI). HL7 creates standards that define how to represent and [...]
It is easy for a healthcare facility to imagine that by having transcriptionist/s in-house they have resources right at hand that will take care of all their transcription needs instantly and at reasonable costs. It is not as simple as that. There are two factors that determine the value for money that they get from [...]
What is HIPAA and how important is it in medical transcription?
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was established to safeguard the privacy of health information along with various other factors related to Health Insurance. Medical transcription service providers come under the purview of HIPAA with regard to safety and security of electronic transmission of [...]
What is the role of software and tools in the medical transcription process?
The process of medical transcription has evolved a long way from where it started. Gone are the days of sending records/ tapes through courier and receiving the finished transcripts in a similar manner. It is the digital age and technological advances have made [...]
The core objective of any healthcare facility is to provide quality healthcare. There may be other goals like strengthening the bottom-line, gaining a reputation for providing quality care, minimizing litigation issues and research etc. All these are important milestones to the final goal of providing quality healthcare.
As a healthcare facility grows it becomes important for [...]
When making the decision to outsource medical transcription needs, obviously recruitment and training requirements (with regard to medical transcriptionists) are also being outsourced to the Medical Transcription Service provider
The quality of the transcripts depends entirely on the quality of transcriptionists. And this will be determined by the selection process and the training provided by the [...]
Does a healthcare facility realize that management expenses form a major cost component of in-house transcription?
When the cost of in-house transcription is computed one of the cost components that is often overlooked is the cost of managing the in-house transcription needs. Managing medical transcription in-house would typically involve the following management activities:
Sourcing the right people: [...]