Friday, February 27, 2009

How will the President’s push for EMR Affect the Medical Transcription Industry?

The new health information technology initiatives will require medical transcription services to take the lead when it comes to accuracy in medical records documentation. In a paper-based environment, an error in a medical record remains isolated in that specific chart. However, in an EMR (electronic medical record) record environment, where one document is potentially viewed by multiple practitioners, it is critical to ensure the utmost accuracy of the information in the EMR. EZScribe Medical Transcription Service is a medical transcription company that delivers the most accurate medical records to its clients, by using the most highly skilled medical transcriptionists in the industry. Over the last 20 years, medical transcriptionists have had to adapt to technology as it evolves, from the typewriter, to the word processor, to the personal computer, and now to the EMR environment. EZScribe Medical Transcription Services remains committed to ensuring that their transcriptionists keep abreast of new technologies, and we stand ready to help our clients with the transition from a paper-based environment to the EMR environment. To learn how EZScribe can help your medical practice (whatever your size) most effectively utilize our transcription service, please visit us at www.ezscribemedicaltranscriptionservice.com

Friday, February 13, 2009

Improving Quality in the Transcribed Document

As all medical transcriptionists and medical transcription companies know, quality medical records start with quality dictation. A medical document’s quality can be hindered by poor dictation habits, distractions to the dictator or by the environment where the dictation is performed. Dictations with blanks in the reports need to be screened through a Quality Assurance program that utilizes the best professionals in the transcription industry. EZ Scribe Medical Transcription’s QA process assures the client that the best possible final document is delivered to the patient’s medical record. Even with poor dictation quality, or incomplete dictation, EZ Scribe Medical Transcription will utilize all of its available resources to return to the client the most complete and accurate document possible.

EZ Scribe knows that a doctor’s time is very valuable, and they must dictate where and when it is most convenient for them. EZ Scribe works with our clients by giving them feedback as to dictation quality, background noise, etc., to try to eliminate the frustration of blanks in reports or reports that are cut off or incomplete. Working together to improve the dictation process helps EZ Scribe Medical Transcription and its clients achieve the most accurate and professional documents possible.

To find out more about EZ Scribe Medical Transcription Service please visit our web site at http://www.ezscribemedicaltranscriptionservice.com

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Defining Medical Transcription

The job of a medical transcriptionist is to listen to dictated recordings by physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribe them into medical reports, correspondence, or the patient’s electronic medical record. A medical transcriptionist may work on site for a physician or hospital, through a medical transcription service, or directly for her or himself in a home-based office. After transcription, the medical transcriptionist or the medical transcription service returns the completed documents to the client who in turn reviews, corrects and signs the report. These transcribed documents are then placed in the patients’ permanent medical record.
EZ Scribe Medical Transcription Service uses a vast pool of highly skilled medical transcriptionists to accurately transcribe dictated reports. EZ Scribe’s medical transcriptionists must have at least five years experience in medical transcription and must understand medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments. EZ Scribe’s transcriptionists must be able to use critical thinking skills to identify discrepancies in dictation, for example, incorrect usage of terms, incorrect medication dosing or incorrect laboratory values. EZ Scribe Medical Transcription trains its transcriptionists to spot mistakes or inconsistencies in a medical report and check to be sure each report contains the correct information.
EZ Scribe Medical Transcription Service prides itself on using the best MT professionals in the industry in order to deliver to its clients consistently accurate and timely reports. For more information, please visit us at: www.ezscribemedicaltranscriptionservice.com