The healthcare sector is dynamic with constantly changing needs, new developments, new inventions and new discoveries. It is also a sector that has to work under several constraints and strict code of ethics. The constant endeavor of most healthcare facilities is to maintain high standards of service, trying to keep the bottom-line in the black, all this while performing under a strict code of ethics.
The process of healthcare depends on various inputs to be able to deliver quality healthcare. One of the vital ingredients leading to the successful provision of quality healthcare is information from patient records. Medical transcription is the process of creating patient records from the audio records of the healthcare professional’s narration of his/her encounter with the patient. Accurate and creation of patient records is not only important for quality healthcare, but also important for receivables management and as evidence in case of litigation.
Outsourcing medical transcription ensures that the healthcare facility offers comprehensive and economical solutions for its documentation needs.
How does outsourcing medical transcription provide comprehensive solutions?
Outsourcing medical transcription provides comprehensive solutions for documenting patient-healthcare professional encounters, including:
Accuracy: Outsourcing medical transcription ensures that the patient records are created with maximum accuracy possible. Use of medical transcriptionists trained to be domain experts and stringent quality checks involving several levels consisting of medical transcriptionists, proof readers, unit-in charges and the quality check team ensures that more than one set of qualified “ears” listen to the dictation and try to capture the maximum information possible
Turnaround time: Apart from the accuracy of information in patient records, it is also vital that the information is available to the healthcare professionals on time. Outsourcing medical transcription ensures that turnaround time commitments are adhered to using the right team, right processes and the right technology
Specialty transcription: Medical transcriptionists trained to be specialists in one or two specialties ensure that as new specialties are added to the healthcare facility, there are qualified teams available to provide accurate and timely transcription
Weekend and Holiday transcription: Outsourcing medical transcription ensures that the service is available to the healthcare facilities round the clock, including holiday and weekend transcription requirements
Coping with varying volumes of transcription requirements: It is impossible to predict the inflow of patients. And medical transcription requirements are dependent on the inflow of patients. Therefore it is impossible to predict the medical transcription requirements. Outsourcing ensures that healthcare facilities can rest easy on coping with varying volumes of transcription
Formats/Templates: Healthcare professionals require patient records in specific formats or templates. Outsourcing medical transcription ensures that the specifications required by the healthcare professionals is taken into consideration
Archive: Most healthcare facilities support staff and sometimes, healthcare professionals spend an enormous amount of time tracing transcripts. Outsourcing to a professional medical transcription service provider ensures that they have archives making it easy to trace and retrieve transcripts
Flexible modes of dictation: Most healthcare professionals are starved of time, outsourcing medical transcription helps them manage time by allowing them to retain familiar modes of dictation
Managing document flow: Outsourcing medical transcription ensures that healthcare professionals and support staff save on time spent on uploading dictation and downloading transcripts by having a system in place that enables all these functions
Remote printing & faxing: Outsourcing medical transcription also ensures that the healthcare professionals may avail facilities like remote faxing and printing easing their burden
HL7 Interface: Outsourcing medical transcription also ensures that healthcare facilities can protect their investments in EMR/EHR by HL7 integration
Security: Protecting confidential patient information is one of the main concerns of healthcare facilities. Outsourcing medical transcription ensures the security of this information throughout the medical transcription process by securing people, processes and infrastructure
How is outsourcing medical transcription economical?
Lowers cost by more than 40%: By outsourcing medical transcription, healthcare facilities can save more than 40% on their current costs
Restricts costs to cost per line: Outsourcing medical transcription also restricts the cost of transcription to the rate per line and ensures that additional expenses like overheads, utilities, management resources, Information technology expenses are curbed.
It can be concluded that outsourcing medical transcription provides a comprehensive and economical solution to the documentation needs of healthcare facilities.
TransDyne offers quality medical transcription at reasonable prices, done by expert medical transcriptionists with a very quick turnaround time executed through secure HIPAA and HITECH compliant channels, with very high levels of accuracy and all this with technology that is advanced but easy to use!
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