Select a Transcription Partner You Can Count on in ALL SituationsPosted March 11, 2013 —
When you are considering a transcription service partner, you need to select a company you can count on in all situations – and at a moment’s notice. Any company can handle your needs if you give them weeks of time to handle the assignment. But, when you are hit with an unexpected transcription need, can they come to your rescue? A good transcription partner should have a proven record of providing their clients with complete, responsive, high quality, end-to-end transcription services. They should also be able to fill in the gaps for your vacation schedules or when your work load is just too large for your staff to handle. No assignment should be too large or too small.
Your partner’s transcriptionists should also be more than just typists. They should be medical language specialists, trained to produce patient notes that are timely, accurate, and legible. Their MTs should have a thorough knowledge of anatomy, pharmacology and physiology, so they can edit documents as they type. They should also be able to listen for dictation errors such as invalid lab values or left/right discrepancies, and flag errors for correction before they become a permanent part of the patient record. A transcription partner like this can produce documents that are extremely accurate and reflect the professionalism of your practice. They should also offer a variety of dictation options to meet your specific needs:
- Digital voice recorder
- Headset with personal computer
- Toll-free phone
- Speech recognition