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Develop Your Listening Ear with Mad Gab

Posted by Chelsea Noel on September 29, 2014 in Healthcare Documentation

Mad Gab for Transcriptionists

As you may know all too well, one of the hardest things about transcription is developing the listening ear. Developing a listening ear means being able to untangle complicated dictated phrases. For Medical Transcriptionists, this means developing a listening ear for the language of medicine.

Almost all of the words that you are trying to untangle are brand new to you…

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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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