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Transformation of Medical Transcriptionist Careers

31 MAR 2014

Medical transcriptionists enjoy an exceptionally stable career with rewarding work, ensuring that patients records are kept in safe and accurate ways, and ensuring that physicians get the information that they’re required to know to treat patients quickly and effectively. It’s a career that continues to grow as the percentage of elderly people in the population increases, meaning more need for medical professionals to keep up with the demand, which in turn means more medical transcriptionists. Transcribing has come a long way from the early days of handwritten notes that were attached to patient files. Through the evolution of typewriters and computing, medical transcription has evolved right alongside, and now with the use of speech recognition software it’s changing even more rapidly. Check out this great and illuminating blog post by Thompson Career College about the evolution and transformation of medical transcriptionist careers throughout the ages, and what it takes to get a stable and rewarding career.

“Although many physicians and hospitals still keep and maintain physical paper records, the industry is slowly going fully digital – and the advent of the computing cloud is going to be an essential part of standardizing transcripts and access to them. Most health care facilities are upgrading to digital, which requires – in some cases – digitizing a plethora of physical paper transcriptions, which has lead to an increase in demand for talented transcriptionists.

Although some have concerns about the safety and privacy of patient data when it comes to digital transcribing, the benefits far outweigh the potential risks of digital record keeping.”