With so many technological advancements in the world today, medical transcriptionists may wonder how their career will be impacted. The good news is that despite technology, people will always visit the doctor, meaning medical transcription is a lasting industry that will continue to assist medical providers for years to come. Let’s take a closer look at medical transcription job trends to get a better idea of the role of medical transcriptionists today and in the future.
Offshoring Medical Transcription Services
Recently, many medical transcription companies have decided to offshore their labor because they believe it can provide them with quality medical transcription without a high cost. These companies state that overseas workers have a thorough understanding of United States medical transcription laws and will have no problem delivering accurate transcription services. Sadly, many times this is not the case and offshoring medical transcription services can leave a company with low-quality work that hurts the medical practices they serve.
Fast Chart will not follow this trend because we believe that language and cultural barriers do exist and we would like to support the United States economy while providing medical personnel with the quality medical transcription services they deserve.
A Shift to Editing Roles
Although voice recognition has reduced the need for manual transcription, it is not always capable of catching spelling and grammar errors, filling in any missing words or phrases, formatting documents properly, or conducting a comprehensive quality check. Voice recognition technology does not have the critical thinking skills necessary to ensure documents do not have any mistakes.
That being said, medical transcriptionists are now more focused on editing. At Fast Chart, our medical transcriptionists are proficient in editing and make it a priority to make sure that any documents that stem from voice recognition systems are free of errors.
Greater Emphasis on Security
Since we live in a society that is connected through the internet and mobile phone technology, there has been a great deal of attention on HIPAA regulations and security issues regarding patient records. Therefore, medical transcriptionists place a greater emphasis on security and go the extra mile to make sure they are well-versed in HIPAA guidelines. Now, more than ever before, they focus on protecting medical practices from significant fines and penalties that they may be left with if HIPAA regulations are violated due to unsecure medical transcription.
If you are a medical facility with questions related to medical transcription job trends, we would be more than happy to answer them. We can also educate you further on our medical transcription services and inform you of how we can improve the productivity and profitability of your practice. Contact Fast Chart today.