Computer Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Chris Stewart on October 20, 2014 in Technology

We are all “plugged in” to our computers in this day and age…so we might consider our computers a need versus want. However, people who work at home, such as Medical Transcriptionists, depend on their home PCs for income. These people can’t afford any downtime on their technology.

Although computers are very different from us, we can directly relate preventative maintenance in our own lives to the health of our computers. People gain a huge health benefit practising preventative maintenance with their health; some people use exercise, others follow healthy eating habits, and some go for regular…

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Develop Your Listening Ear with Mad Gab

Posted by Chris Stewart 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 Chris Stewart 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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