EMR Mandate, EMR Chart Abstraction

What is the EMR Mandate?

Well, simply put, the EMR Mandate is a provision of a comprehensive bill passed by congress demanding the conversion of patient charts to electronic systems. Let me introduce you to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or the ARRA. This legislation is aimed at creating more funding and a network of incentives that can be directly…

Accurate Medical Transcription

The Importance of Accurate Medical Transcription

How important is the accuracy in medical transcription? Let’s just say: excruciatingly important! Medical transcription doesn’t involve drills or medical devices. Furthermore, there is no patient contact, which raises the question of how a transcriptionists could have a negative effect? Transcriptionists simply record text dictated by the doctor or other medical professional. A common misconception,…

Medical Transcription, MT

What is Medical Transcription (MT)?

What is Medical Transcription? Also known as “MT”, medical transcription deals with the transcription or conversion of voice-recorded reports or notes dictated by doctors or other medical professionals into electronic text format. Over the years, the medical transcription service has altered with the changing technological landscape. Originating in 1975, the process has moved chronologically from…