Free up your IT Department by Outsourcing Medical Transcription Services

Health Information Systems provide standardized languages and terminologies that improve patient care and assist healthcare facilities to meet the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) meaningful use requirements. IT infrastructure is the backbone of any medical organization. Without these experts effectively handling the healthcare network, your organization could face dire circumstances. Today the implementation of the Electronic… Continue Reading

Why Hospital Transcription could Benefit from an Outsourced Company

Whether you are a hospital or group practice, having an in-house transcription team has both rewards and challenges, especially if you are the director, managing this healthcare ecosystem. Hospital or group practice in house transcription is a very complicated business, requiring keen awareness on the MTs part in assembling the report as well as the… Continue Reading

Medical Transcription and the EHR

As a result of the Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers were offered incentives by the US Government to move towards an electronic health record (EHR) which gives physicians, hospitals and other providers the ability to improve and coordinate care across the healthcare ecosystem. The US Dept. of Health and Human Services announced that as of… Continue Reading

The Business Side of Medicine

Patients are complaining about doctors who hardly have enough time to talk to them; but physicians have a reason to complain too. They feel that the odds are against them, and would give an arm and a leg to avoid administrative and financial hassles. Physicians’ undergraduate degrees are most likely in biology, not business. Medical… Continue Reading

11 Safety Guarantees to require when outsourcing medical transcription services

Originally, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created with the intent to prohibit any illegal usage of patient information. Valuable patient information is kept private and safe with HIPAA compliant medical transcription services. A HIPAA compliant medical transcription service provider guarantees that the patient records are handled with great care. There are… Continue Reading

Medical Transcription Service for Specialty Surgical Centers

Just as clinics and hospitals, specialty surgical centers also require reliable medical transcription services. Medical transcription should be ideally sought from transcription companies that have long standing reputations that offer value-added services to their clients. When medical transcription is outsourced to such a provider, specialty surgical centers have potential to gain considerable benefits. Different Kinds… Continue Reading

Medical Documentation and ICD-10

The world of medical documentation and medical coding is extensive and always changing. The change that has the medical field buzzing right now is the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases – Version 10).  The transitioning is taking place for many reasons, ICD9 is 30 years old and has limitations with regards… Continue Reading

5 Things to keep in mind when choosing a Medical Transcription Service

With the capital expense of owning, servicing and supporting a dictation-transcription document management system, along with the cost of managing the transcription payroll and staff, most healthcare facilities in the United States have chosen to outsource all or a portion of their clinical documentation needs to one or more medical transcription service organizations. Selecting the… Continue Reading

Automated Transcription and Superior Patient Care

Today’s healthcare system is complex and ever evolving.  As we move to meet the standards and requirements of the Affordable Care Act healthcare facilities are looking towards solutions that will keep them here for generations to come.  The challenges are many as healthcare moves from a paper based environment (the way it used to be)… Continue Reading