Physicians and medical professionals keep tons of medical records in their clinic. Keeping a patients medical record and information is vital to a medical practitioner and the health care system in general.
Medical transcriptionist virtual assistant is one of that work from home job that a home base assistant can add to his / her portfolio and offer to clients in the medical field. Medical transcriptionists should take advantage of today’s available resources to guarantee that their work is being completed with accuracy and at the highest possible level. The accuracy of a medical transcriptionist can affect patient care and well-being as this will be stored permanently in the archive of patients medical record. It is very imperative for those working in the field of medical transcription to stay well informed and up-to-date of trends in medical care and terminology. If you have a good typing speed, a keen sense of hearing, can decipher medical terminologies and want to work in the medical field, then the medical transcriptionist career may be for you.
What is a medical transcriptionist?
A Medical transcriptionist is an allied health profession dealing with the process of listening to audio recordings dictated by physicians and other health professionals. They create, and transliterate them into medical written reports. They decipher medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients medical histories, correspondence, discharge summaries, and other documents and materials associated with medical care.
Medical transcriptionists work for physicians’ clinics, hospitals, third-party transcription service providers, or as self-employed and are working remotely from home. Many transcriptionists work from home offices, receiving dictation and submitting written reports electronically. Those who work in this field often meet strict targets and deadlines, have a comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and operate dedicated digital equipment. If you wish to join into this field with no experience, you have to work hard to learn all of the medical terminologies.
Equipment /Tools used by medical transcriptionists
- High speed internet connection
- Up-to-date computer
- Mp3 playback software
- High quality headset – order to accurately hear the recordings.
- Word processing program
- Foot pedal – is necessary for the job of transcription. The foot
Pedal allows the transcriptionists to pause, reverse or fast forward recordings, stop, rewind and can also control the speed of the recordings while keeping your fingers free to type.
- Voice recognition software
- Digital voice software
- Drug/pharmaceutical reference guide
In this modern medical practice, physicians, nurses, and medical assistants are often tangled down by enormous amounts of paperwork and reports. Instead of occupying your valuable time recording medical findings, creating reports and so on, it may be wise to hire a medical transcriptionist so you can devote more time with your patients and spend quality time with yourself and family.