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Are Your In-house Transcriptions Working Hard, But Still Falling Behind?

May 27, 2013 —

Even though your in-house transcriptionists may be working hard and be very good at their jobs, sometimes it is just difficult for them to keep up with your workload. When you need to get your dictation transcripts back quickly, and everyone is working to capacity, it may be time to call in a professional transcription service that can provide the extra capacity you need.

A professional, full service transcription company can improve your workflow and reduce your costs. They will have the experience and a proven record of providing clients with complete, high quality, end-to-end transcription services. They can also fill in the gaps for vacations or when your work load is just too large for your staff to handle. No assignment for most professional transcription companies is too large or too small.

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Transcription Is a Proven Accelerator of EMR/EHR Adoption

May 20, 2013 —

Most of the discussions surrounding EMRs/EHRs today are focused on meeting various Stages of Meaningful Use. Most people, but not all, agree that implementing EMR/EHR technologies and meeting Meaningful Use are important first step towards achieving the vision of a nationwide, fully interoperable electronic health record (EHR/EMR) system. However, the gap between that vision and current reality remains wide. Many healthcare providers still use paper records. Other providers have tried to implement EHR systems, but unfortunately, many such projects have failed. Industry experts agree that failure rates of electronic medical record (EMR/EHR) implementations range from 50 to 80 percent. Clearly, the challenges of EHR adoption and implementation remain great.

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A Full Service Transcription Company Is the Answer to Your Documentation Challenges

May 13, 2013 —

Your best solution for optimum transcription services is to select a vendor who is flexible and can provide ALL of the services you need. It is often difficult for some transcription services companies to scale up quickly when you have a rapid increase in your number of physicians and their associated dictation needs. A multi-service transcription company can also provide the expertise needed to deal with specialty physicians and other medical professionals.

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Dictation Can Help with “Meaningful Use” Compliance

April 15, 2013 —

For medical practices that have already invested in a legacy EMR, you can re-introduce dictation into your physicians’ workflow. Eliminating productivity declines and utility deficiencies, dictation will revitalize your legacy EMR, allowing you to get the most out of your capital investment. Today, HL7 interfaces exist for the industry’s top EMRs, so you can continue to dictate patient notes and still receive all the benefits of your EMR technology. This will allow you to minimize workflow changes and eliminate physician productivity loss.

Time has proven that dictation is the most efficient means of documenting patient encounters. Using dictation with your EMR will allow you to accomplish your documentation goals without affecting physician performance. This approach will also allow you to achieve your “Meaningful Use” reimbursements. It is imperative that healthcare providers comply with the HITECH Act and “Meaningful Use” attestation guidelines without disrupting their clinicians’ workflow.

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Digital Dictation and Document Management – An Unbeatable Combination

April 8, 2013 —

Digital dictation, including phone, handheld recorders, smart phone and PC dictation options, combined with superior document management capabilities create an unbeatable combination when it comes to increasing workflow productivity. Your completed reports are delivered exactly where you need them – directly to a printer, the Web, auto-fax and systematic (HL7) upload to your health information or electronic record system. Clinicians can then access these reports via smart phone, tablet or PC.

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Speech Recognition Can Facilitate Your Transcription Efforts

April 2, 2013 —

In a traditional transcription model, a clinician dictates and a medical transcriptionist (MT) listens to the dictation and transcribes the document. When you add speech recognition technology to this model, you get intelligent background speech recognition software that creates a draft document from the dictation which an MT can then review and edit rather than typing from scratch.

Because it is faster to edit than to type, transcription aided by speech recognition results in significantly more productive medical transcription. This concept can provide important cost savings, turnaround time and patient care benefits for healthcare providers.

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Select a Transcription Partner You Can Count on in ALL Situations

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.

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Technology Platform Is Critical to Workflow

March 4, 2013 —

The right platform is critical to your medical documentation workflow. It can provide the central intelligence to make sure your workflow moves smoothly and unimpeded. A good platform should handle all the transcription, transport, workflow, delivery and archival of your medical records in a continuous work stream with no ripples or waterfall hazards. Think of it as a central hub or the “brains” that coordinates the flow of medical documentation in an environment that ensures the security and privacy of patient health information. Your platform should also be easy to use and learn. An intuitive platform should support the work habits of experienced documentation professionals. The platform should also be scalable and be able to meet the needs of any size hospital or physician practice.
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Document Management – The Glue that Holds It All Together

March 1, 2013 —

When it all comes down to it, the glue that holds all your transcription activity, dictation of patient notes, and transport of that medical information is a good document management system. A viable web-based platform can cement all of these activities together for creating, storing and sharing clinical documentation from any internet-enabled device. A good document management system can also be customized to meet the specific workflow needs of hospitals and medical practices. These systems will allow you to dictate by telephone, handheld digital voice recorder (DVR), headset and PC, or front-end speech recognition.

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Dictation Can Foster Adoption of Your EMR and Revitalize Its Usage

February 18, 2013 —

What can healthcare providers do to overcome the problems of EMR acceptance and realize the ROI they are expecting? The answer:  They can re-vitalize their EMR technology with dictation.

For medical practices that have already invested in a legacy EMR, they can re-introduce dictation into their physician’s workflow. This will eliminate productivity declines and utility deficiencies. Optimizing their EMR with dictation will allow healthcare providers to get the most out of the capital investments they have already made. Proven technology interfaces exist today that easily allow the addition of dictation, so providers can continue to dictate patient notes and still receive all the benefits of EMR technology.

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