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Four Reasons to Consider Outsourcing Medical Transcription

Posted Jan 21 2013 3:29am

The need for medical transcription has grown enormously in recent years, both for continuity and efficiency in patient care, and for health care service reimbursements. Busy health care practices most often find it difficult to transcribe the audio files of physician dictations. That’s why medical transcription outsourcing has become such a popular option. Here are four good reasons in support of this:

  • Cost savings: If you want to carry out transcription within your medical facility, you would have to set up the entire infrastructure – the latest technology including computers, software, and other equipment. You would also have to employ qualified medical transcriptionists. Outsourcing to a reliable medical transcription company can help you save 30-40% on these costs. You would have to worry about upgrades or advanced training programs for your in-house team. With the right service provider you get the advantage of the latest technology without having to invest in buying it.
  • Top quality transcripts: With an experienced service provider, you do not have to worry about delivering quality medical transcription service. A reliable firm would have a team of trained and skilled medical transcriptionists that can transcribe dictation relating to any specialty. It would also have stringent quality control measures such as checks by proofreaders and editors to ensure up to 99 percent accuracy in the transcription.
  • HIPAA Compliance: Choosing a firm which adheres to HIPAA guidelines ensures that the medical records and information about patients are treated with the highest confidentiality and security. An established firm would have secure modes of file transfer and also various sophisticated internal security measures to see that the data that is sent to them for transcription does not fall into the wrong hands.
  • Solutions in custom turnaround time: Many medical specialties require medical transcription services in turnaround times that suit their specific needs. Outsourcing to a reliable company is one of best ways to ensure this. A dedicated service provider can assure solutions in STAT to 24 hours.

While these are four good reasons why you should consider outsourcing medical transcription, make sure you choose the right service provider. Consider experience and reputation when you look for a medical transcription service provider. Check out the If the company’s client list. If they offer a free service trial, don’t hesitate to take it as this will give you a good idea of whether you will get value for money.

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