ABOUT MEDICAL WRITTINGHow many medical students have seriously thought ifclinical medicine was really the “Right Fit” for them?Have you ever thought of exploring opportunities inthe Non Clinical World of Medicine???Medical transcription? Medical coding? Medicalwriting?
MEDICAL WRITINGMedical writing involves communicating clinicaland scientific data and information to a range ofaudiences in a wide variety of formats. It ismethod of written communication of scientificknowledge, customized to the target audience.
Medical writing is more of a creative workinvolving research, analysis and communicationof the obtained information in varied forms asper the audience.
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONMedical transcription is the process ofconverting voice-recorded reports as dictatedby physicians and other healthcareprofessionals, into text format.
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONA medical transcriptionist performs documenttyping and formatting functions according to anestablished criteria or format, transcribing thespoken word of the patients care informationinto a written and easily readable form. He isinvolved in the mechanical task of generatingtranscribed reports.
MEDICAL CODINGMedical coding involves transforming descriptionsof medical diagnoses and procedures intouniversal medical code numbers. These codenumbers are used for variety of purposes likestatistical analysis of diseases and therapeuticactions, reimbursements and direct surveillance ofepidemic or pandemic outbreaks.
A Medical coder requires knowledge of medicalterminologies and general understanding ofdiseases. medical coding is considered more of amechanical work when compared to thecreativity involved in medical writing.