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Check Please: Proofreading Your
Transcription Reports

Posted by Chelsea Noel on July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

There are worse things than making a proofreading mistake involving a concept you know really well, but it sure does feel pretty frustrating. There is a relatively simple trick that can help you avoid the avoidable error. It’s called a checklist.

Proofing dramatically increases patient safety

It may sound too simple to be effective, but consider this interesting fact about checklists: In 2009, the World Health Organization began promoting checklist use in operating rooms–the Surgical Safety Checklist. This checklist is now used throughout the world and is believed to have saved hundreds of thousa…

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Learning The Language of Medicine

Posted by Chelsea Noel on July 7, 2014 in Medical Terminology

Learning the language of medicine is like learning any other; you need to read it, write it, and SPEAK it…at least, that’s my take on it.

When you learn a language like Russian or Japanese or Spanish, you are taught to read it and write it, as we are taught to do with our medical language too. However, you also immerse yourself in it and you speak it a lot; you’re encouraged to talk the new language whenever you can and say “hello” and “goodbye” and “what’s your name?” in the new language, right? You are encouraged to “wrap your tongue” around that unfamiliar language just as quickly as possible and as often as possible right from the start.

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Should I Get a Certification in Healthcare Documentation?

Posted by Chris Stewart on June 30, 2014 in Graduate Support

Becoming certified as either a Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) or a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) is very important to your HDS career: in fact, it’s more than just a bunch of letters after your name. Try to get your credentials as soon as possible after you graduate from your Medical Transcription course, while everything is still fresh in your mind. Even before you get your first job, study for your credentialing exam.

As a new medical transcriptionist who is not familiar with credentialing, you might think “why should I bother, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I get paid more!”

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Is Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation A Good Career?

Posted by Chris Stewart on June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

We all see advertisements every day posted online telling us Sally Jones makes $100 a day working from the luxury of her own home. If you look closely, you can even find signs plastered on telephone poles telling us that there are hundreds of people “just like you” working from home every day. But are those jobs real? In most cases, they are hype trying to sell us something rather than provide a viable income. However, there is one profession that is the real deal when it comes to work-at-home possibilities and that is medical transcription. Here is a look at the different employment opportunities that exist in the world of MT’s.

Work as an employee

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The 7 Different Learning Styles

Posted by Chris Stewart on May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Did you know there are different learning styles? I had no idea. Maybe that explains why school always came easily for me but my friend struggled to get above a C. If only we had known then, what we know now! It could have saved a lot of heartache. But on the bright side, my friend now realizes that she is a visual learner (with some aural thrown in for good measure), so now she can embrace her upcoming course in a whole new light… and appreciation!

It is commonly believed that most people favor some form of interacting with, taking in, and processing information. By recognizing and understanding your own learning styles, you can use techniques better suited to you. This can…

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