To ensure accurate and complete clinical documentation, many healthcare facilities rely on experienced medical transcription companies that provide EHR/EMR integrated transcription services. Laboratory notes are an important component of medical records. They include crucial details such as the experimental plans, observations, discussion of results and more. When entering words and sentences in a laboratory note, transcription errors such as incorrect test entry, incorrect spellings, repeat typing, wrong time or dates specified etc. can occur.
The International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance has discussed Six Sigma tools to help identify and solve laboratory data entry quality problems. These QI tools include steps such as – Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC). This Six Sigma DMAIC method is reported to reduce data entry errors considerably.
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