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A person who does the transcription is known as a transcriptionist or transcriber. Transcription is a challenging and specialist function requiring specific skill sets and the ability to multitask. All transcriptionists need to have some common skill sets and people specializing in certain industries will need additional industry specific skills.

BASIC SKILL SETS NEEDED BY A TRANSCRIPTIONIST: Enumerated below is a list of the basic skills needed by a transcriptionist.

Freelance or a transcription company

By: kevin

24 Nov 2011

A transcriptionist is a person who converts audio into text. Transcribers may work independently from home or within an office environment. Transcribers working independently from home are known as freelance transcribers.

COST: Freelance transcribers provide their services at a lower cost as compared to companies providing the same services. Companies obviously will be charging higher due to their additional overhead costs.

Outsourcing and Transcription

By: kevin

6 Nov 2011

What is outsourcing? Outsourcing refers to the process wherein a function which has been performed in-house is being sent out to an external service provider. Outsourcing has crept into all arenas of business.

Why outsource? Companies looking for more productive and cost efficient methods of handling certain business functions often choose to go the outsourcing route while they concentrate on their core competencies.

Academic Transcription

By: kevin

2 Oct 2011

Transcription is the process of converting audio into text.

Academic transcription refers to transcription related to the field of education.

About HIPAA

By: kevin

7 Aug 2011

What is confidentiality? As the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in ISO-17799 defines it, confidentiality is "ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorized to have access" and is one of the cornerstones of information security.

The healthcare industry is governed by the federal law of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enacted by US Congress in 1996 to protect the privacy policies of patients' sensitive medical information.

Confidentiality in Transcription

By: kevin

4 May 2011

What is confidentiality? As the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in ISO-17799 defines it, confidentiality is "ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorized to have access" and is one of the cornerstones of information security.

An agreement called as a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) or a confidentiality agreement is signed between the people involved. Basically, this agreement outlines the people involved, defines the information which is confidential, the time frame during which this agreement is effective, etc.

Live Chat

By: kevin

23 Feb 2011

Transcription Hub is proud to inform you that we have added a new feature to our website, "Live Help Chat," to better serve your needs for instant information.

To access this feature, you will need to visit our website, www.transcriptionhub.com, where you will find the "Live Help" logo on the left hand side of the screen. Clicking on this logo will take you to a login page where you enter your name and email id. Once the login process has been completed, you will be presented with a text chat screen and can get any clarifications instantly from our executive online via text chatting.

Legal Transcription

By: kevin

28 Jan 2011

Legal transcription refers to the transcription of audio/video pertaining to matters of law.

Law is a system of rules enforced by specified institutions. It reaches into virtually every aspect of life. It shapes politics, economics and society.

Laws dealing with society, commerce and regulation are differentiated with different agencies enforcing the same.

Medical Transcription

By: kevin

15 Nov 2010

Medical transcription is the process whereby voice-recorded reports of patients are dictated by physicians and/or other healthcare professionals and converted into text format. This is an allied health profession.

The two main types of instruments used in recording include a hand-held recorder or dialing into a regular telephone which is connected to a central server located in a hospital or transcription service office. These recordings are accessed by medical transcriptionists and converted into text.

A Transcriber

By: kevin

16 Sep 2010

Who is a transcriber? A transcriber is a person who performs the function of converting audio into text format. The audio may be either from an audio or audio derived from a video. A transcriber listens to the audio and types it out.

Who can become a transcriber? Just about anyone can become a transcriber or transcriptionist as they are otherwise called.