The changing demands of the healthcare documentation, especially the adoption of EMR/ EHR and achieving meaningful use has brought about a lot of changes in the way patient encounters are documented. The need of the hour is to ensure that the healthcare documentation process is supported by a service that ensures robust functionality. Medical transcription is one such service that is in the unique position to ensure robust functionality, especially when outsourced to a professional and technologically savvy medical transcription company.
Medical transcription is the process of creating detailed, accurate, legible and timely patient medical records from the dictation of healthcare professionals regarding the patient encounter. Medical transcription services are based on the dictation-to-transcription mode of creating patient medical records. As healthcare professionals have shown a marked preference for dictation as a means of capturing information over other methods, medical transcription services have proven to improve productivity and ensure robust functionality.
Given below are some of the areas that medical transcription services ensure robust functionality:
Intuitive blending with healthcare facilities’ operations: Medical transcription companies have been serving healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals from a long time. And this has helped medical transcription services to develop the expertise to serve the changing needs of the healthcare sector in a way that intuitively conforms to their operations. Some of the areas in which medical transcription services have intuitively blended with healthcare facilities’ operations are:
· Ensuring accuracy: One of the areas that medical transcription services play an important role is in ensuring that the information transcribed into the patient medical record is accurate. To ensure the highest level of accuracy medical transcription companies use skilled and experienced medical transcriptionists and stringent processes
· Turnaround time: As medical transcription companies are aware of the importance of the purpose of creating patient medical records they ensure that turnaround time commitments are met with using efficient processes and advanced technology
· Dictation modes and document delivery options: Knowing the time constraints faced by healthcare professionals, medical transcription companies support various dictation modes as preferred by healthcare professionals. Moreover the medical transcription companies also ensure that the dictation files are transmitted at the earliest for the transcription process. Document delivery modes are also customized to suit the requirements of healthcare professionals ensuring timely and secure delivery of patient medical records.
· Using technology that is easy to use: Medical transcription companies ensure that healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals have all the benefits of an advanced transcription interface. To ensure robust functionality, medical transcription companies use advanced technology that provides all benefits while still being easy to use.
Embracing change: Medical transcription companies are experts at adapting services, processes and technology to meet the changing needs of the healthcare sector. This expertise enables them to aid in the process of adopting EMR/ EHR with services like editing services for speech recognition software, structured dictation, structured transcription, discrete reportable transcription and HL7 interface. Using medical transcription services for EMR/ EHR adoption has the further advantage of allowing healthcare professionals to retain the narrative portion as part of the patient medical record and maximizing productivity of healthcare professionals by allowing them to focus on patients rather than on the documentation process.
Ensuring security and cost savings: Medical transcription companies also ensure robust functionality by mitigating the concerns of healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities regarding HIPAA and HITECH compliance during the transcription process. Care is taken to ensure that people, processes, infrastructure and technology are secured to ensure HIPAA and HITECH compliance. The other concern facing healthcare facilities is the constant battle to cut down costs; outsourcing medical transcription ensures as much as 40% savings on costs of transcription
It can be concluded that partnering with a professional and technologically savvy medical transcription company can ensure robust functionality.
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.
Among the software and tools offered by TransDyne for transcription, the smart delivery system has a large role to play in easing the path to EMR/EHR adoption The Smart Delivery system, which has features like User defined folder paths to enable easy imports to EMR systems is the suggested mode of document delivery where pre-defined file saving would help import documents to EMR systems. Apart from this TransDyne also offers discounted rates for those healthcare facilities that provide demographic data entered in the EMR rather than through other modes.
Along with medical transcription services involving multiple level quality checks to ensure accuracy, the use of the right technology for ease of use, turnaround time and security, at reasonable rates, TransDyne also provides discrete reportable transcription for adoption of EMR/ EHR
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