• Medical Transcription

    Medical Transcription by an All-U.S. Staff

    We understand the challenges you face in producing high-quality documentation in today’s demanding healthcare climate. With the move from “physician-owned” records to a shared record environment, quality documentation has become even more critical, as every error has high visibility and creates ripple effects. At the same time, budget restrictions are tighter than ever.

    Every minute counts-  One of the biggest challenges in health care is time constraints. It takes approximately 12-15 minutes to chart one patient encounter in an EHR. Compare this with 3-5 minutes to dictate the same reports, saving approximately 10 minutes per patient. Multiply that by 20 patients per day, every day, for each physician, and you can see how medical transcription makes an enormous difference.

    Every dollar counts-  Saving each physician three hours of time every day adds up to significant cost savings. With tremendous pressure to meet stricter budgets, this is a vital consideration.

    Every patient counts-  Let’s put the emphasis back on quality. EHRs should really be about better patient care. The frenzy to meet adoption goals in some organizations has caused the focus to inadvertently shift away from the patient and ensuring that the patient’s story is accurately captured. The best results for both patients and providers are achieved through a combination of EHR and skilled human labor.

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    Do I need transcription if I have an EHR?

    Dictation continues to be the preferred method of documentation for physicians, and for good reasons:

    1. Saves valuable time over EHR data entry, allowing physicians to see more patients.
    2. Allows for more complex and specific narratives for more accurate information capture.
    3. Enhances patient safety by providing a second set of trained eyes to catch errors.
    4. Cost savings through increased efficiency and minimizing errors.
    5. Naturally matches care providers’ typical work flow and allows for more face time with patients.

    What about Voice Recognition Technology?

    While Voice Recognition Technology (VRT) has made great advances, it still requires significant user training and ongoing editing to meet quality standards. This takes up more precious and costly physician time. Another alternative is to employ transcription services to perform the editing to ensure accuracy.

    What is the EHR/Transcription hybrid approach?

    You no longer have to choose between dictation and an EHR. Today’s technology allows the two to work together seamlessly, giving you the best of both worlds. Versio works with all of the major EHRs, and we can customize a solution that fits your organization’s work flow and personality. If you’re missing the benefits of using this hybrid approach, contact us!

     
     

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