Top Tips For Selecting A Medical Transcription Service
Transcription City has a team of experienced medical secretaries and transcriptionists who are able to transcribe not only simple dictation, but also medical seminars, conferences, interviews and Webinars.
Here are some of our top tips for finding the right medical transcription service for your specific needs.
We recommend that your chosen medical transcriptionist should have at least five years of specialist training and experience to ensure that they have the highest levels of accuracy. It is a good idea to choose your medical transcriptionist based on their proficiency and experience in your specific area of medicine. A good medical transcription service will use transcriptionists that keep up to date with all of the latest medical terminology and research. This means that they will have a working knowledge of any new drugs, treatments, procedures and medical equipment relevant to your field.
It is also important that you find a transcription service that is able to provide you with quick turnaround time as and when you need it. The medical sector can be an extremely stressful and fast moving environment. This means that your chosen transcription service should be able to offer you an option for both four hour and overnight transcription services, when required. After all, if you only outsource your overflow work to a transcription company, it can be extremely comforting to know that they are taking care of your excess work while you sleep!
Another important part of finding the right medical transcription service is to find a company that implements secure file transfers (both uploads and downloads) and can ensure that all of your data is kept completely confidential at all times. We recommend that you find a service that is registered with the Data Protection Act (DPA) and is fully compliant with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This will ensure that any important research, patient records and sensitive data is kept confidential and safe. It is also recommended that you ask for a confidentiality or non disclosure agreement to be provided and signed by your chosen transcription company.
Selecting the right secretarial or medical transcription service should be something that you take your time over and choose carefully. Once you find the right one, you will wonder how you ever did without it! A good transcription company will not only save you time and money, but will also provide you with a high quality work that will mean that your permanent onsite staff can focus on important tasks such as patient care.
If you would like any more information about our medical transcription services or would like to receive a quote, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We are always happy to help!