Straight Talk on Speech Recognition Technology

Posted by Chris Stewart 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 Chris Stewart 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 Chris Stewart 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 Chris Stewart 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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10 Ways To Stay Motivated to Study During the Holidays

Posted by Chris Stewart 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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