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Common Problems Faced in Medical Transcription

Common Problems Faced in Medical Transcription

By: admin

6 Sep 2016

Medical transcription services offer a wide variety of benefits to any practice, but as with any program, they have certain problems that you should be on the lookout for. Here are some of the most common problems, along with solutions that you may wish to implement.

Linking Things Together
Many programs are capable of providing the services that a practice needs, but not all of these programs are able to work well with each other. The key to solving this problem is to obtain programs that are capable of effectively working with each other to get the job done. Synchronization can take many forms, such as:

• Linking recording devices and the dictation server together for automatic uploads
• Directing the completed works to the appropriate destination and employee, such as the front desk or the records room
• Interfaces on the transcriber's end that manage workflow to help ensure a steady and productive amount of material is being done
• Working with secure transmission services to protect data while it is en-route to and from the transcriber
• Use of technology that learns to recognize specific speakers and can more accurately interpret what is being said
• Automatic printing of certain documents to different rooms in your practice, as desired

Automation of Services:
By using software that can automatically generate certain items of text, the time needed to have a human actively writing things can be sharply reduced. This helps to further lower the already-low costs of transcription and help maximize productivity on both ends; by getting more work done each day, a transcriber can help ensure that all documents are delivered to where they should be as soon as possible. Efficiency is always the goal when working with medical transcription services.

If a transcriber does not understand medical terminology and spelling, they may have considerable difficulties with terms when these come up in a report they are supposed to transcribe. For this reason, any transcriber should have an appropriate level of education for the level of recording they are being asked to transcribe. To help solve problems related to understanding of medical terminology, each practice should thoroughly investigate the hiring practices of companies they are interested in to be certain that the transcribers will have the experience and understanding necessary to transcribe information accurately.