Healthcare has always had to strive for a balancing act between the need to provide immaculate care while still remaining profitable. Moreover as healthcare is a vital service there are additional responsibilities placed on this sector in terms of meeting statutory regulations etc Keeping in mind all the demands placed on and the expectations from this sector it becomes imperative for healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities to ensure efficient and balanced operations. One of the vital aspects that have an effect on balanced and efficient operations of healthcare facilities is the creation of patient medical records. Medical transcription – the process of converting the dictation of the healthcare professional – patient encounter into text format has proven to be one of the most efficient and economical methods for creating patient medical records.
Patient medical records form the basis for the care process, the reimbursement process and protection in case of litigation. However medical transcription requires concentrated inputs in terms of trained and skilled personnel, specialized equipment, expert processes and numerous other overheads. Moreover as medical transcription is not part of the core activities of the healthcare facility, outsourcing medical transcription is an option that ensures efficient and balanced operations.
Some of the salient features of efficient and balanced services provided by medical transcription services are:
Balancing quality with quantity: One of the factors that make operations of healthcare facilities difficult to plan is the managing the varying volumes of patient inflow, which in turn affects the medical transcription needs of the facility. Outsourcing medical transcription provides an instant solution for this problem by providing quality services in spite of varying volumes. This helps in all aspects of healthcare facility operations.
Balancing efficiency with costs: As medical transcription is considered one of the expense heads it becomes imperative to curb the cost of transcription without compromising on the flow of information required for efficient operations. Outsourcing medical transcription ensures that transcripts are delivered on time ensuring efficient operations while still keeping costs under control.
Enhancing convenience with security: As the resources available to healthcare facilities are limited outsourcing medical transcription is an option that enables convenient operations by ensuring that all the resources like space, utilities etc are used for the core activity of providing care. Moreover outsourcing medical transcription to a professional medical transcription company also curbs concerns for security by ensuring HIPAA and HITECH compliance throughout the entire transcription process.
Balancing technology to meet usability standards: Technology has a huge role to play in the process of medical transcription, however technology can also add the burden of the healthcare professionals and support staff by requiring them to educate themselves on the usage. However outsourcing to a technologically savvy medical transcription service provider would ensure that technology would not only deliver maximum features but also remain easy to use. This would include all stages of transcription starting from dictation, delivery of transcripts, to retrieving older transcripts from archives and integration with EMR.
It is easy to draw the conclusion that partnering with the right medical transcription company can result in efficient and balanced operations.
TransDyne, a leader in the outsourced medical transcription industry has used their extensive background in information technology and their experience in serving the needs of the healthcare sector to provide affordable and integrated medical transcription solutions.
TransDyne offers quality medical transcription at reasonable prices, executed by experienced and qualified 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!