Archive for January, 2010
To assess whether medical transcription is a necessity or luxury one needs to look at the history of medical transcription and the role it plays in the provision of quality care and the profitability of a healthcare facility.
· Evolution of medical transcription: Medical transcription is process of creating records of patient-healthcare professional encounter. Creation of [...]
What is the strategy to be adopted for outsourcing medical transcription?
1. Identify healthcare process: This will show the healthcare facility the flow of work and identify processes that can be outsourced and those, which are to be retained in-house.
The typical workflow for healthcare would be as follows:
· Appointment by patient to visit doctor/emergency visit
· Filling [...]
There is a saying that goes something like this “You get what you pay for”. It implies that one can get quality products/services only if the price is high. But this is not the case with medical transcription; it is possible to get great quality at very low rates. Sounds counterintuitive but it is true.
Quality is an important criterion in any decision making process. Assessing quality becomes even more important when it comes to availing service as critical as medical transcription. Medical transcription is the process of converting audio records of a patient- healthcare professional encounter into a text format.
This accuracy/quality of medical transcription critical as this forms the [...]
Outsourcing medical transcription: The right solution for healthcare facilities to cope with expansion plans
In today’s world change is the one thing, which is constant. Change has never been more relevant than when it comes to healthcare. A healthcare facility has to cope up with the latest developments in healthcare, all the while stretching their budgets to the limit. The latest equipment, the latest techniques, adding on new specialties [...]
HIPAA(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) protects the health insurance coverage of workers when they lose employment or change their employers. HIPAA also covers the privacy of identifiable health information (PHI- Personal Health Information) regardless of the format in which it exists, including electronic, written or verbal.
HIPAA applies to:
· Health care providers
· Health plans
· Health care [...]
ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) or Economic Stimulus bill was introduced in February 2009, aimed at spurring economic growth across multiple industries through Government spending. Out of this $ 19 billion was aimed at the healthcare Industry by way of incentives for meaningful adoption and implementation of EHR (Electronic Health Record) also known as [...]
Outsourcing medical transcription has many benefits the most obvious being that of saving on transcription costs. While analyzing transcription costs healthcare facilities tend to overlook many important cost heads hence the comparison between the price per line given by the outsourcing company and the current cost per line is not accurate.
What should be included while [...]
How does outsourced medical transcription help healthcare professionals increase productivity?
By leaving healthcare professionals with more time to focus on providing quality healthcare. That is a very simple answer and does not really highlight the advantages of outsourcing medical transcription. Let us examine in detail how outsourced medical transcription enhances a healthcare professional’s productivity
1. By providing [...]
Turnaround time guarantee given by the medical transcription service provider plays an important role in the service provider selection process.
Why is turnaround time guarantee a deciding factor in outsourcing medical transcription?
To answer this question, one needs to examine the importance of medical transcription and the part it plays in the provision of quality healthcare. Medical [...]