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Author: Chelsea Noel

Medical Plurals and Exceptions

Posted by Chelsea Noel on September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Quick Plural References for Healthcare Documentation Specialists

Wouldn’t it be just fantastic if all we had to do with a word to make it plural would be to add a simple “s” at the end?

Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple…there are a lot of grammar rules in the English language, and medical words complicate things even more! Fortunately, there are many resources to help Medical Transcriptionists, including the Book of Style. Below is a summary of the common rules and exceptions that you will come across in your MT career.

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Everything You Need to Know
About the Book of Style

Posted by Chelsea Noel on September 15, 2014 in Graduate Support Healthcare Documentation Online Learning

The BOS is often called the ‘Bible’ of transcription rules and styles. Something I have noticed, in both chat and with practicum students, is that many students don’t use the Book of Style for Medical Transcription (BOS). Many aren’t even sure what is being talked about when it is brought up. I’d like to help you become a little more familiar with what it contains and how it can help you be a better transcriptionist.

The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), who publishes this style guide describes it as “streamlined and strategically reorganized flow of critical data, enhanced explanation of standards and practical application, robust examples taken from clinical medicine settings, and so much more.” Heavy….

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Microsoft Outlook Tutorial: Respond With A Meeting Request

Posted by Chelsea Noel on September 8, 2014 in Technology

Most of us know how to send an email in Microsoft Outlook. But do you really know how to use those other features and functions that Outlook provides? Proficiency in Outlook is a must in the corporate world today, and Outlook amateurs will find themselves scrambling to get caught up on their skills!

Let’s say a co-worker sends you and the other management staff an email about the sales team, and you would like to set a meeting about it. Microsoft Outlook allows you to reply to the email message with a meeting request, without forcing you to leave your inbox and open your Calendar. When you respond to a message with Meeting Reply, a meeting request is created with everyone who was on….

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Ergonomic Tips To Keep You Working Healthy

Posted by Chelsea Noel on September 3, 2014 in Graduate Support

Work More Comfortably and Efficiently

It is common knowledge that a poorly set up office space can be hazardous to your physical health. However, some jobs depend more on computer work than others, and careers such as Healthcare Documentation (otherwise known as Medical Transcription) require the highest level of comfort. For the home-based worker, workplace comfort is a real necessity; if you can’t transcribe, chances are you aren’t earning any money. Most home-based workers do not have any kind of health or income insurance to rely on so they must be able to continue producing work. At the end of the day, it all boils down to ergonomics at the office.

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10 Things You Can Do On A Student Budget

Posted by Chelsea Noel on August 27, 2014 in Lifestyle Online Learning Stress Management

Take A Study Break

School is right around the corner, and life as a student can be tough on your bank account. Give yourself a well-deserved break from your studies with these fun and wallet-friendly activities!

Hit the beach. Sand, sun and surf are all great ways to relax on a day off, or after a long day of school work. Don’t have time for the beach? Make time! Vitamin D is very beneficial: It is crucial for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous. It is an immune system regulator. It has been shown to….

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