November 28, 2011 (Powerhomebiz.com) Medical Transcription is the process of converting the tapes which have voice-records of physicians and doctors into clear text format without changing any of the medical terms and its meanings. Medical transcription services are highly paid profession if you master the skill of medical terms and technology of editing. Many government and private institutions offer training and education and in-job training is also given at some hospitals. The person who does the job of transcription is called medical transcriptionist or shortly MT. He or she is in the responsible position of creating a medical record for the patient which the doctor reviews and decides the treatment or further examination.
Normally a physician discusses with the patient openly about his disease and type of treatment to be given. He then records his mode of treatment including the names of medications and drugs to be prescribed, tests to be conducted on the patient. This recorded message goes to the transcriptionist who then converts them into text document. The doctor will only see this document during his next visit and gives further instruction.
The doctor should talk slowly and concisely and pay special attention while using the names of medicines and conditions of disease. Also the transcriptionist should possess accurate hearing capacity and should be familiar with medical terminology.
In case the transcriptionist types a wrong medication the patient’s life would be in danger. He should have a clear understanding of diseases, conditions and treatments and also should be familiar with medications used for particular disease. Though not all the MT possess a valid certificate since !
it is not mandatory still you can attract more business if you have authenticated certification issued by American Association of Medication Transcription.
It is true that you can become familiar with listed medical terms and other conditions once you start working. If you are engaged in medical transcription services you should certainly have basic knowledge of medical terms, and must possess the ability to follow voice instructions, and the ability to type without any grammar and spelling mistake, and should have the talent to sort out things with accuracy. You should be familiar with the modes of operating computer and must have excellent eye-hand coordination skills. Your duties include accurately transcribing the patient related information using correct medical terms and procedures.
Sometimes, you may be required to sort out and assemble the medical records and files independently for each patient. Overall, the doctor and the transcriptionist should have complete understanding since they rely on each other in each other’s work.
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