The pressures on the healthcare sector are constantly increasing given the criticality of the services delivered by this sector and the increased focus on creating an electronic healthcare system. The smooth operations of healthcare facilities and the delivery of quality care have always required maximum efforts not only from healthcare professionals but also the other support staff of the healthcare facility. To this end it is important for services associated with healthcare to be as simple to use as possible with a view to ensure smooth delivery of services and to reduce stress.
Medical transcription, the process of creating patient medical records from the dictation of healthcare professionals detailing the patient encounter is one such service that helps reduce stress, especially when outsourced. Medical transcription services help healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals relieve some of the stress associated with delivering quality care due to their inherent understanding of the operations of healthcare facilities. Medical transcription companies combine this understanding with their expertise and provide services that require minimum disruption to the workflow of healthcare facilities.
Some of the aspects in which medical transcription companies help relieve the stress of healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals are:
Upload of audio files: The process of transcription starts with the collection of dictation from healthcare professionals and transmission for transcription. Medical transcription companies have eased the stress from this process by enabling healthcare professionals to use dictation devices of their choice and enabling automatic transmission of audio files for the transcription process to begin.
Managing transcription: Managing the transcription process requires a series of activities including recruiting and training the right team, allocation of work according to skills, establishing a quality process, providing the right technology and tools to enable the entire process. Outsourcing medical transcription to a professional medical transcription company reduces the stress of these activities to a considerable extent and also provides an interface for keeping track of transcription at every stage. Medical transcription companies ensure both accuracy and turnaround time
Delivery of transcripts: The delivery of transcripts once the transcription process is over could involve a laborious and time-consuming process. Medical transcription companies offer healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities modes of document delivery as per their convenience. This reduces the stress of the healthcare facility staff to a considerable extent in this regard.
Adoption of new technology: The adoption of new technology like speech recognition software and EMR/ EHR can lead to added stress on the healthcare professionals and other staff in the healthcare facility. Partnering with a professional and technologically savvy medical transcription company ensures support in the form of editing & proofreading for speech recognition software and HL7 interface for EMR/ EHR adoption with added benefits like discrete reportable transcription
HIPAA and HITECH compliance: Maintaining the security and confidentiality of patient information is a cause of major concern especially during the transcription process. Outsourcing transcription to a HIPAA and HITECH compliant medical transcription company mitigates this concern by ensuring security measures to secure people, processes, infrastructure and technology
Cost reduction: Spiraling costs has always been a cause of concern, outsourcing medical transcription mitigates this concern by helping reduce the direct and indirect costs of transcription to a substantial extent.
Partnering with the right medical transcription company can help healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities reduce on the stress of managing the process of creating patient medical records.
TransDyne, a leader in the outsourced medical transcription industry has used their extensive background in information technology and their experience in serving the needs of the healthcare sector to provide affordable and integrated medical transcription solutions.
TransDyne offers quality medical transcription at reasonable prices, executed by experienced and qualified medical transcriptionists with a very quick turnaround time executed through secure HIPAA and HITECH compliant channels, with very high levels of accuracy and all this with technology that is advanced but easy to use!
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