While we are all aware of the role of doctors, nurses and pharmacists, the job of a transcriptionist is somewhat unfamiliar to many. In many countries, medical transcription is a full time professional where the transcriptionist has to type the doctor’s prescriptions and dictations recorded on the device without any mistakes or changes. Due to the infinite number of patients pouring in, it becomes time consuming for the doctor to write each and every detail on the charge sheet for each patient. They thus record the case history for each and every patient in a digital recorder. The job of the medical transcriptionist is to intercept the dictations correctly and to write down the recorded instructed without any mistakes. Though the job of a medical transcriptionist seems easy, it requires a lot of training and effort to intercept the recorded messages correctly and to write them precisely without making any changes. In most cases, the doctor will record the patient’s name age, sex and other individual details like the kind of illness, nature of illness and the medical treatment to be followed along with the time duration of the treatment. It is essential that the voice of the doctor should be crystal clear and there should be ambiguity when the charge sheet is recorded on the digital recorder. Medical transcription services offer timely help to many patients.
Medical transcription in India is still at a nascent stage. There are not many medical transcriptionists here. However, this is a growing industry as many medical professionals have started realizing the importance of highly skilled medical transcriptionists. The success of the medical transcription industry depends on the skills and the proficiency of the medical transcriptionist. Medical Transcription outsourcing is done to cut costs. Many overseas medical experts outsource transcription services to India as the percentage of English speaking crowd is growing by every minute. The medical transcriptionist should be able to comprehend the dictation well and note down the important points of the dictation. Also, the doctor should clearly state the illness without any vagueness and also precisely record the best suited procedure and the treatment to be followed. The file that is recorded is then digitally transferred to the concerned department. Once the file is transmitted, the medical transcriptionist accesses the digital file. There are many times when a doctor would hire a private medical transcriptionist to work for him. In such cases, the doctor will send the recorded file directly to the medical transcriptionist.