Outsourcing Medical Transcription Overcomes Many Challenges

The rapid growth of the medical transcription outsourcing industry is proof that outsourcing overcomes many challenges. Besides technical advantages, there’s also the very important element of immediate cost savings that follow from medical transcription outsourcing. Having an in-house infrastructure for transcription has proved quite expensive for medical establishments, and this is of one of the main reasons why they prefer to outsource the work to a professional medical transcription company.

The medical transcription process itself is quite challenging. Medical trancriptionists have to accurately decipher physician dictation and transcribe it within the given time limit. A diverse medical vocabulary is a must-have. Even if voice recognition software is used, the text has to be presented in a logical form. The prepared document has be edited, proofread, interpreted, referenced and formatted for practical use.

Medical transcription companies can provide faster capture of medical dictation while maintaining quality, completeness and accuracy. Their team of skilled transcriptions can deliver solutions in customized turnaround time. The important medical transcription services these companies offer include toll-free and digital recorder dictation facilities, FTP and browser-based file transfer to ensure security, and error-free transcription with multi-level quality checks. A proper document flow management system allows end-to-end data tracking.

If your practice or hospital is seeking to outsource medical transcription, consider the following factors when you choose a vendor: cost, response time, quality of service, turnaround time, accuracy, and return on investment. Make sure that the medical transcription service provider has relevant experience in the field. Partner with a HIPAA-compliant medical transcription company that can assure secure transcription solutions with savings of 30%-40% on your transcription cost.

Julie Clements

About Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.