Productivity Studies have shown that physician productivity increases when progress notes and other medical reports are dictated rather than hand-written. According to industry sources, when comparing writing medical reports versus dictating, an average person can dictate 85-95 words per minute … read more
When you dictate a text, your instructions need to be as clear as possible for maximum accuracy. There are times when you want to highlight, bold or underline particular words. As well, you may want to use parentheses and quotation … read more
(Excerpted from e-PERSPECTIVES, September 2009 by Linda Campbell) Vera Pyle (1917 – 1998, regular columnist in The AAMT Newsletter) once commented that “in,” “and” and “on” caused more confusion than any complex medical term. (To this I would add “of.) The misuse of … read more
Get acquainted with the NATO Phonetic Alphabet to spell names and unusual words when dictating. Using the NATO Phonetic Alphabet to help your transcriptionist spell difficult words will improve your overall medical transcription results. NATO Phoenic Alphabet A – Alpha … read more
Help your transcriptionist transcribe more accurately; speak clearly, enunciate properly and provide appropriate clarification for some tricky words. Please speak clearly Here are a few words that should always be said clearly to avoid errors: adeno / adreno fasciculation / … read more
Please Do Understand how to use your recording equipment or microphone Dictate in a quiet area Speak clearly and into the microphone (don’t turn your head and keep talking when referencing the chart) Identify yourself For each dictation state: Patient … read more
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