10 Ways To Stay Motivated to Study During the Holidays

Posted by Chelsea Noel on December 22, 2014 in Courses Online Learning Productivity Stress Management

The holiday season can be an extremely difficult time to motivate yourself to study. As if keeping yourself focused under everyday pressures isn’t enough, try throwing holiday parties, copious amounts of food, gift shopping, and family into the mix!

I am here to tell you that yes, it is possible to stay on track with your studies during the holidays, and maybe even…get ahead!

Here are some ways to increase your motivation to study:

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How Can I Hear The Dictations Better?

Posted by Chelsea Noel on December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Meet Candy Klaudeman. She is a medical transcriptionist, blogger and CanScribe graduate. She loves working from her home in Regina, Saskatchewan. She is married and is the mother of 3 children and has numerous pests–oops is that a typo–cats, birds, a gecko, crickets and fish.

Candy has a passion for learning, exploring, and spirituality and loves to pass on what she has learned to help others. She gives such an honest and real student perspective in her MT articles, and we wanted to share her thoughts with you!…

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HIPAA and Confidentiality: Proper Security Measures for MTs

Posted by Chelsea Noel on December 9, 2014 in Healthcare Documentation

Your Security Responsibilities as an MT

We deal a lot with the importance of confidentiality in the Professional Issues portion of our Medical Transcription course. More and more hospitals and practices in Canada and the US are adopting Electronic Health Records, but hackers are finding weaknesses in their networks and are stealing patient data. It seemed like a great time to remind students and MTs about their duty to treat the information they transcribe with the utmost care and discretion.

The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996)…

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8 Factors To Consider When Contacting MT Employers

Posted by Chelsea Noel on November 25, 2014 in Graduate Support

I want to contact an employer. Where do I start?

Contacting employers, especially big MTSOs (Medical Transcription Organizations) such as M*Modal or Nuance, can be extremely intimidating. You may already be an MT looking for employment, in which case you want to make a good first impression. Maybe you are new to the industry and are doing your research on a school (we actually put you in touch with our employers to give you the opportunity to ask them about us and our program!). Whatever your situation is for contacting them, don’t burn any bridges. Make sure they get a positive, professional first impression of you, even from the first phone call…..

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Everything You Need To Know About Student Loans

Posted by Chelsea Noel on November 17, 2014 in Graduate Support Scholarships & Sponsorships

Our Canadian students have many financial advantages to choose from for their studies. The Government of Canada offers loans to eligible students, and there are many CanScribe students using this opportunity to train to become a Healthcare Documentation Specialist (MT). If you have a government student loan, or are considering one, we want you to be as educated as possible about what your responsibilities are, and we want to provide you as many tips as we can for a successful repayment! Below are some tips and background info to pay attention to going forward.

Living in Canada, people have the benefit of gaining financial support from….

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