Career Options For Medical Transcriptionists / Healthcare Documentation Specialists

Posted by Chelsea Noel on August 11, 2014 in Graduate Support Work from Home

There are many different types of careers that a medical transcriptionist can branch into over the course of their documentation career. These opportunities can include transitioning to an Editor position to handle speech recognition files, achieving the position of Team Lead to supervisor other MTs, becoming a QA specialist to help set guidelines for the quality of transcribed documents in a facility or rising to a transcription office/department manager.

An MT could also choose to be a private service owner who works as a single entity or provides employment for many transcriptionists and also seeks new contracts with clients. Many credentialed MTs choose to work with a team…

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Improve Your Chances of Being Considered For a Job

Posted by Chelsea Noel on August 5, 2014 in Graduate Support

If you are thinking about replying to a job posting, make sure you are responding in a way that is going to improve your chances of being considered.

Follow the application instructions carefully

This is probably the first time you will come in contact with the employer, and it is true that first impressions are extremely important. In order to handle job applications in a professional and efficient manner, employers have certain processes that they ask applicants to follow. This employer asked that the applicant simply submit their resume. If ‘Jane’ wanted more information…

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10 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Google

Posted by Chelsea Noel on July 23, 2014 in Technology

One of the most popular phrases in society today is “Google it”. It’s almost impossible to go a day without hearing that phrase; the word “Google” has actually been added to the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb. What you may not be aware of as a Medical Transcriptionist is that you can utilize Google in many different ways to find the medical terms you are searching for. Here are a few ways to improve the accuracy of your search:

Use Google Suggest.

You don’t have to know the exact spelling of a word. You can start entering…

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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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