Real Proofreading

Real Proofreading

I invite you to view a sample IME report that I recently reviewed.  I have doctored up the content and corrections to keep it unidentifiable, but also to give you some idea about what we do as IME QA specialists.  My peers can't believe that in the mainstream medical transcription industry, this type of process »

The State of MyMT – April 2016

The State of MyMT – April 2016

I missed my April 1 date of re-evaluating MyMT.  I've been swamped buried.  So, here we go a few days late. In January 2016, I wrote, "The Year Anew - MyMT in 2016" and announced that I would be re-evaluating the continuation of MyMT in April 2016.  The article is a great summary of what »

Emotional Guidance Scale

Emotional Guidance Scale

The Emotional Guidance Scale The EGS is a tool where you take a current state or incident, that is, it could be related to your overall emotional state at the moment or just an event that took place that you want to soothe. Know that depending on the issue at hand, this may be a »

Transcription QA Tools – Part Two

Transcription QA Tools – Part Two

A few weeks ago, I wrote this post entitled, "Real QA for Medical Transcription."  To revisit the concept briefly, true quality management activities include data collection of information such that we can provide a picture of root causes of problems, thereby finding true solutions to those issues.  Nagging MTs to untangle terrible dictation is a »

REAL QA for Medical Transcription

REAL QA for Medical Transcription

I am reminded once again about my frustration with the "quality assurance" process we find in the medical transcription industry, and I have suggested the inappropriate manner in which we do this to the ends of the earth.  In a recent online discussion I had with Jay Vance, (President, AHDI), Jay mentions to me that »

The Year Anew – MyMT in 2016

The Year Anew – MyMT in 2016

Dear Community, Yesterday, I received this wonderful compliment from a new member, a woman who I have known by name in the Facebook community and who I also met last May at a local AHDI symposium.   You get one of these now and then and it will give you the chills.  It's exhilarating, to be »

Medical Transcription Union – Is it Time?

Medical Transcription Union – Is it Time?

It has been brought up again.  "Why don't we unionize?"  My short answer?  Workers in this industry don't participate, congregate, commune, work together.   I have not had experience with unions in the past, and it seems some think unions are for another day and time.  We may, however, have created in our industry a need »

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad EMR?

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad EMR?

The Big Bad EMR While many want to keep focusing on criticizing the EMR for taking away our jobs, here are some great things about it. I have been to a lot of appointments, ER visits, and hospitalizations with my mother lately.  I observe.  I have watched different methods for documenting into Epic. That whole »

The Medical Transcriptionist Gets Stumped – Harmonic Scalpel

The Medical Transcriptionist Gets Stumped – Harmonic Scalpel

It's hard being a medical transcriptionist sometimes!  What do YOU think is the proper way to document this surgical tool?  According to our Facebook survey, medical transcriptionists have several opinions, and so do their sources.  Add your opinion (and rationale) to the comments below. Harmonic Scalpel? Stedman's Surgical and Equipment Words votes here (two different »

Milk of Magnesia or milk of magnesia?

Milk of Magnesia or milk of magnesia?

We started the discussion on Facebook during our launch month, February 2013. Read the Facebook discussion here.     Our Facebook experts concentrated on a few things, some things we know as medical transcriptionists, capitalize brand names in drugs.  This begs the next question.  Is Milk of Magnesia a brand name? Drugs.com says yes. Click »

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