Medical typists are integral to the smooth and efficient operation of the healthcare industry. Medical typists are transcription specialists who have a deep understanding of dictated medical language and terminology. They respond to the specific and specialised transcription needs of the medical profession.
Doctors and specialists dictate their reports and medical typists transcribe these reports. This means the medical typist needs to listen, discern, and then type the medical dictations into formalised medical reporting.
If you are considering outsourcing medical transcription services it is important to consider the five key ways medical typists can help you and your practice.
1. Medical Typists Know Medical Terminology
A medical typist can convert the doctor or specialist’s recorded dictations into a standardised, accurate, concise, and timely medical report. They are very knowledgeable in medical terminology, including most medical specialties, language, grammar, specific formatting requirements, and relevant word processing programmes.
2. Medical Typists Provide Accurate Medical Records
For any medical professional or medical practice maintaining accurate medical records is essential in delivering excellence in patient care and meeting legislative and other regulatory requirements.
Medical typists and medical transcription services are highly experienced in providing accurate medical records. This means that the practitioner is able to focus on delivering consistently high quality patient care, rather than worrying about maintaining administrative responsibilities outside their scope.
3. Medical Typists Provide Exceptional Proofreading Services
Despite the rollout of voice recognition software across the healthcare industry, the need for experienced and skilled medical typists remains. Even at its best, software-generated text will contain errors that need to be corrected by people who have the language skills, specialised knowledge and understanding of the health industry. In these circumstances it is the medical typist who provides exceptional proofreading services to the medical professional, ensuring the accuracy of the completed report.
4. Medical Typists Are There For Staffing Emergencies
The reality is; the report must get to the patient or referred doctor, even when you’re short-staffed. This is where a medical typist can stand in at short notice, and lighten the work load.
Many healthcare professionals and practices find outsourcing their medical transcription needs particularly helpful during holiday periods, when regular staff are unavailable.
5. Medical Typists Help Practices Reduce Their Capital Investment
When you choose to outsource your medical transcription you no longer have to worry about the expenses involved in maintaining equipment to support transcription. Even if you choose to partially outsource your medical transcription, this can still be a great way to reduce costs.
Are you thinking about outsourcing your medical transcription? Speak with the Sterling Transcription team now (enquire online or call FREEPHONE 0800 910 1410) and find out how our professional services can be tailored to meet your specific medical transcription needs.