Consult & Referral Request Letters

  (A Self-Study Module) Reprinted with permission from the author, Dr. José Francois Introduction Effective communication is essential for an efficient, high quality consultation and referral process. With the move to providing more patient care on an outpatient basis there … read more

Sound Alike Words – Part 3 (M – V)

  View image | gettyimages.com   One of the challenges in medical transcription is that the audio quality is not always of optimal quality.  There are many words that sound alike, and some can be difficult to understand, even in … read more

Sound Alike Words – Part 2 (D – L)

  View image | gettyimages.com   One of the challenges in medical transcription is that the audio quality is not always of optimal quality.  There are many words that sound alike, and some can be difficult to understand, even in … read more

Sound Alike Words – Part 1 (A – C)

  View image | gettyimages.com   One of the challenges in medical transcription is that the audio quality is not always of optimal quality.  There are many words that sound alike, and some can be difficult to understand, even in … read more

Dictating Numbers and Dates

Numbers can be a problem for dictators, and consequently for transcriptionists.  Developing a few good dictation habits can go a long way towards more accurately transcribed documents.  It’s easy to dictate numbers and dates so that there are no misunderstandings … read more

Reducing Medical Transcription Errors

There are several reasons for medical transcription errors in reports. Transcription Oriented:  poor quality transcription resulting from poor quality typing, an improperly trained transcriptionist or reports not being edited by a second qualified transcriptionist Dictator Oriented:  poor quality recording, including … read more

Dictating for the First Time

We all want to sound coherent and intelligent when we dictate.  The reality is that, like all skills, dictating is something that you need to practise to get good at. From a medical transcriptionist’s perspective, the best dictators do the … read more

Declutter to Increase Your Productivity

  View image | gettyimages.com   “I just don’t have time.”   “My e-mail box is full.”  “I should organize my desk but I don’t have time.” “I’ve got too much to do to get to all the e-mail I have … read more

Tricky Words – Making the Distinction

The English language has many words that are similar enough to each other to cause confusion.  Here’s a list of some of them, and their correct usage.  can/could denotes ability or power to do something may/might suggests doubt; also expresses … read more

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