Personalizing Your Home Office

Posted by Chelsea Noel on February 26, 2015 in Lifestyle Work from Home

Make Your Office Your Own

Most of us are at work or in our home office at least 40 hours a week. That’s almost one quarter of our life each week! My workspace is truly my home away from home, and as you finish your education and start your new career, yours will be as well. With that being said, why not make it as comfortable as your living room? Many of my co-workers like to drop by my work area just to say “hi” because they tell me how relaxing and comfortable it is over here – it’s all about ambience! Your desire to work should come out of a sense of passion and….

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Straight Talk on Speech Recognition Technology

Posted by Chelsea Noel on February 17, 2015 in Healthcare Documentation Technology

Let’s get to the truth about Voice Recognition Software

Anyone who is involved in medical transcription today has heard (literally) all about speech recognition and where it is supposedly taking the MT industry. Voice recognition has been around for several decades but it has only been in the last decade that we have begun to fear it for its job-replacing capabilities. But is that really the way medical records documentation will go? Will we all be replaced by voice-to-text applications that can easily crank out hundreds of reports an hour? This seasoned healthcare documentation specialist says…

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4 Ways to Increase Productivity (and Make More Money)

Posted by Chelsea Noel on February 11, 2015 in Career Advice Online Learning Productivity Technology Work from Home

Every medical transcriptionist from time to time wonders how to increase their work production and pay check. Your MTSO (employer) may give you a minimum line count to meet, and fulfilling that requirement sooner may free up your schedule for the rest of the day. Here are a few tips that our MT instructors have found helpful over the years to increase their productivity and accuracy – whether you worked as an independent contractor or employee for a hospital or clinic.

1. Save your keystrokes

Invest in a good word expander. Word expanders are programs that allow you…

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6 Quick Tips to Make Your Computer Work Better

Posted by Chelsea Noel on January 13, 2015 in Technology

As we all know, Medical Transcriptionists absolutely depend on their computers. It can be extremely frustrating to try to work on a computer that isn’t running properly! Keeping a good maintenance program and regularly cleaning your computer can help keep it running fast, and will allow you to work more productively. If you’re having major problems with your computer, you should place a call to the manufacturer or bring it in to be serviced. But first, a little technological cleaning may put the hum back in your hard drive.

Get rid of clutter

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CanScribe Graduate Story: Shelley Steel

Posted by Chelsea Noel on January 5, 2015 in Graduate Testimonials

Dear prospective student,

Study Online? What should I expect? Is it hard or easy? What if I need help? How am going to juggle a full-time job and school?

These are just some of the questions I asked myself when I was looking into CanScribe Career College. I took the time to get answers to my questions and am I ever glad that I did. CanScribe Career College Medical Transcriptionist training is one of the best things I have done for myself in a long time!

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