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Need for Accurate Documentation While Prescribing Drugs for Insomnia

Posted by on March 26, 2015

Need for Accurate Documentation While Prescribing Drugs for Insomnia

Proper diagnosis of insomnia is important to prescribe appropriate drugs. Insomnia or sleeplessness may be due to a mental disorder, or a medical condition; it may be psycho-physiologic insomnia, idiopathic insomnia and so on. Unless the nature of the actual condition is known properly, it is not possible to determine which medications will work on […]

Knowledge of Common ER Slang Terms Helps Improve Emergency Room Transcription

Posted by on March 23, 2015

Why EMR is Rated Beneficial for Physicians and Patients

A medical transcription professional will have to handle diverse medical specialties and scenarios and one crucial area is emergency room transcription. ER documentation is quite challenging compared to types of medical transcription. In ER, the patient condition fluctuates based on variable factors and it is crucial to provide proper and timely care as well as […]

Why Accurate Documentation is Critical for Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by on March 19, 2015

Why Accurate Documentation is Critical for Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Though PET and DAT scans may aid the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or PD, it cannot differentiate PD and Parkinsonian subtypes. Clinical findings are still used to diagnose PD. However, a study published in the June issue of the Neurology Journal (the official Journal of the American Academy of Neurology) says the four main motor […]

Use of HIT in Physician Offices Will Significantly Reduce Future Demand for Physician Services

Posted by on March 16, 2015

Use of HIT in Physician Offices Will Significantly Reduce Future Demand for Physician Services

A Commonwealth Fund-Supported study published in Health Affairs in November 2013 says that the proliferation of health information technology (HIT) across physician offices will substantially reduce the future demand for physician services in the U.S. Health information technology adoption includes EHR, clinical decision support, provider order entry and patient Web portals with secure messaging. A […]

How to Improve Typing Speed – A Much Needed Skill for a Medical Transcriptionist

Posted by on March 12, 2015

How to Improve Typing Speed – A Much Needed Skill for a Medical Transcriptionist

Excellent typing speed is a much-needed skill for a medical transcriptionist, along with a number of other skills such as accuracy, grammar and in-depth knowledge of medical terminology. The aim should be to have reasonably good speed with few typing errors. Specific turnaround time is what matters the most in medical transcription service and good […]