Short Notes on Outsourcing Medical Transcription

The health-care industry comprises of a number of professionals, specialists, financial agencies, patients, etc. The main area of focus for health-care providers is to provide medical care and assistance to patients who come under their care. When patients visit doctors for medical treatment, the doctor records the patient’s problem, makes note of his observations, diagnosis and prescriptions. These are clinical notes that need to be preserved for future reference. Paper based records are hard to store, maintain and access. It may also require lot of storage space and require systematic and organized storage to facilitate immediate access. However, maintaining paper based records is tedious and impractical and so the only solution is medicinal transcription outsourcing. With the advancement of technology and the use of internet, medicinal transcription is no longer a challenging task. There are many reputed online medicinal transcription companies who offer therapeutic transcription solutions to healthcare facilities located anywhere around the world.

Why Outsource Medical Transcription?

Medical care needs to be highly organized because patient medical records should be available instantly on demand. In a patient’s medical treatment there could be several specialists who may be involved in providing the different types of medical care. Therefore, there will be several users of these medical records. The physician, nurses, administrative department and even insurance agencies need to have access to these records for the care of the patient. For this, the medical records have to be updated on a regular basis. While it is impossible for a doctor or a medical staff to maintain and update these records, therapeutic transcription outsourcing will simplify this challenge. There are professional providers of therapeutic transcription services to healthcare providers who can convert your clinical notes into an electronic format.

Who Can Outsource Medical Transcription?

Leading health transcription companies provide a wide range of solutions and services to hospitals, individual doctors, MTSOs and practices. Irrespective of how small or large facility you own, you can always outsource health transcription services from a professional company that provides extremely cost-effective and high quality services in a very short average turnaround time. However, apart from the transcription costs and delivery time, you need to ensure that the health transcription company provides HIPAA compliant services. Medical transcription companies that comply by the standards of HIPAA guarantee safety, security and confidentiality of all the information that you exchange.

Features of Online Medical Transcription Facilities:

• Digital recording
• Toll-free dictation via phone connected to the service providers server
• Free seven day trial
• No minimum contract
• 99%+ guaranteed accuracy
• Reasonable prices
• Twelve hour following morning turnaround

Medical transcription outsourcing is the only solution for all your medical transcription needs. It has become the preferred choice for all healthcare providers. If you too are looking to outsource medical transcription, then choose a company that provides transcription services for all specialties under one roof.

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Defining the Social Networking Jargon

Social networking involves the simple act of grouping people. Something we have been doing since our days of living in a cave. Today in the age of instant messaging and information social networking has taken on a more significant persona. Its instantaneity and spontaneity have changed the rules of normal discourse.

As is often the case with new technology there is an increase in new terminology. Among these terms are social bookmarking, social networks, crowdsourcing, blogging, podcasting, commentary, folksonomy and Ezines.

Folksonomy is perhaps the most unusual term of the group. It means social tagging and multiple users can add key words to shared information. Ezines are digital online magazines and the subject matter is limitless. Anyone may create an Ezine.

Social bookmarking is a way people share, organize, search, and/or follow on the internet. This is not the same as sharing a file. What is not shared is detailed information or actual websites.

What is shared are the bookmarks (some call this ‘favorites’) that reference the websites. For example a website you save as a bookmark you are saving only that address (URL), and no information about what is on the site. The value of keeping bookmarks or lists of sites is for future reference.

Crowdsourcing is taking a task that is normally given to an employee or a contracted person or company and assigning it to a group. This is becoming popular among those of us in the business of writing. An example is blur media.com. The purpose of crowdsourcing is to produce leveraging in order to achieve a business goal. In our case, publishing our articles and books.

Podcasting involves blogging and digital audio technology (usually Mp3) and it is available on free servers. Writers and film producers are taking advantage of this. It’s a way of getting excerpts of your works out into the public….teasers. A caution here. It helps if you have a good speaking voice. If you don’t get a friend who does to read your ‘stuff’.

Blogging has become such a part of our National mental image further definition is not necessary. It is an effective way of getting your name out to the public. However, your blogs must have relevance to public interest or you will not have a great deal of traffic to your blog site.

Commenting on other people’s works, ideas, and blogs is another way of networking. Generally, there is an exchange of ideas and other people get involved. This builds a base of people who know you.

Writing articles for Ezines is not necessarily profitable in terms of hard cold cash. Some sites do pay but only minimally. The value for a writer is getting name recognition; a platform and brand. Much work goes into Ezine creation and writing.

Videos are making a splash on popular YouTube.com, Twitter.com and Myspace.com. Most of these are not professionally produced. Costs may be a factor. There is a question as to how much revenue is generated in terms of books sales from video trailers.

Whether you choose to involve yourself in any of these promotional tools is a personal decision. A Suggested site with additional information about these terms is listed below.

Getting published is just part of the struggle. A medical doctor friend has advised we should use whatever helps us get well; be it traditional or alternative medicine. That same holds true for the professional writer. Use whatever helps you to be successful.

Disclaimer: I do not advocate creating a scandal or committing an illegal act to gain notoriety, or to willfully bad mouth someone just to get attention in the public media.

The Hippocratic Oath Upheld PHI, Your Personal Health Information Kept Private

“I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know.” (1) This excerpt from the modern Hippocratic Oath to which every doctor swears by; it was set to ensure that each patient’s information and condition is kept private.

The communal spaces of a clinic pharmacy or hospital often don’t mirror the tenet for medical privacy. For example, standing in line waiting to ask the pharmacist a personal question can be an embarrassing and even traumatizing ordeal as complete strangers stand within earshot. For many patients, simply having to divulge personal health information (PHI) can be an uncomfortable occurrence in itself. Couple this fear with the security and privacy risks inherent to anything of a personal nature, particularly one’s own medical information. Being sick today or even going in for an annual exam or wellness visit connotes a hesitancy on patients who are all to wary of things like identity theft.

Having access to a healthcare provider online is less stressful and more practical for many patients. “People are often more comfortable talking to a computer than they are to a doctor,” said Dr. Delbanco, a professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School and the lead author of an article on doctors and e-mail in the current New England Journal of Medicine(2). However, the convenience of emailing your doctor or clinic to ask your provider questions brings up risks.As the digital and healthcare worlds advance their symbiotic relationship into the 21st. Century new threats to personal health information have also emerged in recent years.

Did you email your question to the correct person at your clinic? Did they reply to the email directly or use contact information in their electronic medical record database? In a 2005 study 70% of Americans are concerned that personal health information could be disclosed as a result of weak data security(3). With each technological advance, both the medical field and patients must be aware of the severity of improper use of public health information (PHI). According to the Heath Privacy Project, a patient’s rights information site, one in five patients are victims of improper disclosure (4).

In spite of all these risks, patients continue to utilize email and the internet in order to seek out answers to various health queries. Some visit sites such as WebMD’s Symptom Checker to find why they’re left leg is swollen, while others simply spend time at sites such as the American Diabetes Association that are strictly devoted to specific health issues. Patients often research and want to ask questions about their conditions after clinics are closed.

“It’s a matter of both convenience and comfort level,” Dr. Delbanco, an advocate for the continued relationship of email, the internet and medicine says. “In the office, a doctor sits there in a white coat exuding authority, which can be scary. There’s evidence that people tend to be more open in front of a computer, especially with tricky stuff like alcohol or sexual behaviors.” (5)

Online behavior shows that not only patients but many within the medical field want to take accessing medical information a step further. Both medical providers and patients wish to use the internet as a tool in their personal healthcare communications. “The internet will increasingly change patients’ expectations of the clinicians, so that physicians will routinely need to offer services like e-messaging, instant messaging, video conferencing and other online services,” according to Dr. Daniel Z. Sands, a primary care internist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (6).

Trends in patient internet use show that now is the opportune time for both patient and doctor to achieve a cooperative symbiosis within the digital ether. The digital medical office is a true possibility, but measures need to be put into place to protect patients’ private health information and a clinic’s electronic medical records.

The internet has changed where and how patients seek the help of doctors and medical providers. The e-medical caregiver can converse with his or her patients in a wide array of online communications tools, continuing the symbiotic relationship between doctor and patient. The Hippocratic Oath’s tenets of treatment, respect and privacy can be upheld as long as electronic security is also a priority to clinicians.