Quality Assurance - A Vital Component in Medical Transcription


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A reputable medical transcription firm conducts multiple levels of quality checking to ensure accurate transcripts. The article describes the three different stages involved in quality checking.

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Quality Assurance - A Vital Component in Medical Transcription

  1. 1. http://www.medicaltranscriptionservicecompany.com 1-800-670-2809 Quality Assurance - A Vital Component in Medical Transcription Quality assurance is very important in the healthcare scenario. It is imperative for all medical transcriptionists and medical transcription companies to strictly follow the quality assurance rules. Any errors made in the patient healthcare records, whether minor or major, may not only affect the reputation of the medical transcription company but also prove to be dangerous for patients. Therefore quality assurance is a vital component in medical transcription. Quality Assurance Rules A professional medical transcription company will follow rigid rules with regard to quality assurance. Each of the transcribed medical text reports undergoes three different levels of quality checks. The multiple level of quality checking is done by proofreaders, editors and medical editors with an objective to ensure 99% accuracy. The level of accuracy and consistency in terms of quality will depend on the skill and experience of the medical transcriptionist and the acoustic value of dictation. Majority of the reputable medical
  2. 2. http://www.medicaltranscriptionservicecompany.com 1-800-670-2809 transcription service providers use the latest technology and software tools such as those mentioned below for quality checking:  Word Perfect 9  Win Amp  Stedman's books  Stedman’s Electronic medical dictionary  PC Dart Play All  MSV  MS Word 97/98/2000 version  ICS  Gold Wave  DVIPS  DVF  DSS  American Drug Index Stages in Medical Transcription Quality Checking A professional and reputable medical transcription company will specifically carry out three different stages of quality checking as mentioned below:
  3. 3. http://www.medicaltranscriptionservicecompany.com 1-800-670-2809  Stage 1 – During the first stage of quality checking, experienced and skilled medical transcriptionists will be the persons responsible for conducting the actual medical transcription work. An initial draft of the transcribed medical document will be checked by these transcriptionists both through voice method and by reading. The checked draft page will be transferred for the second stage of quality checking.  Stage 2 – It is the duty of the proofreaders to check the content of the document done by the medical transcriptionists during this stage. A thorough quality checking is followed during this stage at the end of which medical transcriptionists are given suitable feedbacks about the medical transcription tasks done by them.  Stage 3 – The final level of quality checking is done by experienced medical editors. This stage involves a rigid quality check and the mistakes that remained unnoticed during the two initial stages of quality checking are corrected. It is important for medical transcription service providers to hire highly skilled and experienced quality analysts to ensure maximum quality assurance for the final transcripts. These medical transcription quality analysts should be able to edit the transcribed documents against a set criterion prescribed by the clients. Apart from the above mentioned quality guidelines, it is equally essential for medical transcription service providers to utilize the latest technology tools which help in providing accurate and cost-effective medical transcription services.
  4. 4. http://www.medicaltranscriptionservicecompany.com 1-800-670-2809 About the Author MTS Transcription Services (A Managed Outsource Solutions Company) is an Oklahoma based secure medical transcription company, serving clients across North America for more than 7 years. Our medical transcription services are secure and available 24/7. Contact Us: Headquarters: 8596E.101stStreet,SuiteH Tulsa, OK 74133 Main:(800)6702809 Fax(877)835-5442 E-mail: info@managedoutsource.com