Archive for February, 2010
Podiatry is a branch of healthcare devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. A podiatrist is a doctor of Podiatric medicine, also known as podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by his/her education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures [...]
Medical transcription is the process of converting audio files of the patient-healthcare professional encounter into text format. These records form a part of the permanent patient record and are used for various purposes, including coding and billing for the purpose of reimbursements. Medical records are a valuable resource to the healthcare professional for providing quality [...]
Outsourcing is the process of obtaining certain services through an outside service provider. Usually the services that are outsourced are essential services that form part of the costs. Outsourcing is a good method to cut down costs and sharpen focus on the core business.
Medical transcription is the process of creating medical records of the patient [...]
Radiology is the branch of specialty medicine that deals with the study and application of imaging technology like X-ray and radiation for diagnosing and treating disease. Radiologists direct an array of imaging technologies such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose or treat disease.
Medical transcription is a back office function that assists healthcare professionals by creating accurate and speedy records of patient visits. Medicine is a vast and complex field having various specialties. The terminology, treatment procedures and the drugs used in each specialty are different. That is why healthcare professionals train for a particular specialty to become specialists [...]
Having seen the strategic advantages of outsourcing medical transcription, a healthcare facility needs to adopt a strategy for outsourcing medical transcription that enables them to avail all the advantages.
The process for outsourcing should include the following:
· Selection of appropriate vendor for medical transcription, based on:
a) Long-term experience of the medical transcription service provider: While outsourcing [...]
Due to the advent of Internet, services from all over the world have suddenly become more accessible. As the concept of global village advances, it makes sense for all businesses to outsource non-core activities to make the most of their limited resources. Communication facilities have improved, development of processes have reached maturity and there are [...]
Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems including their coverings, blood vessels and all effector tissue, such as muscle. The corresponding surgical specialty is known as neurosurgery. A neurologist [...]
Medical transcription is the process by which audio records of a patient-healthcare professional encounter are converted into text format. Medical transcription is a service closely associated with medicine. And medicine is a vast field having numerous branches and specialties. The needs of each specialty are entirely different. It is required that the medical transcriptionists providing [...]
Outsourcing medical transcription has numerous benefits like reduction in the cost per line of transcription, shortening the accounts receivables cycle, decreasing management expenses and improving utilization of resources that otherwise would have been utilized for medical transcription. But the main benefit of outsourcing of medical transcription is that of increasing the accuracy of medical reports [...]