The Evolution of Medical Transcription

February 13th, 2014

The Evolution of Medical Transcription

From simple handwritten notes to using speech-recognition technology, medical transcription has come a long way. The process of converting a physician’s voice recordings into text format, medical transcription originated with a need to maintain accurate, detailed and permanent patient records. It is an important feature of health information management. The records typed by medical transcriptionists range from patient discharge reports to specialist referral letters and patient progress information. The job of a medical transcriptionist not only involves precisely typing medical records, but also having knowledge of various medical terms and health industry jargon.

Medical transcription is a popular job option in America and featured among the best work-at-home jobs in a 2011 Forbes report. And why not! It is a convenient job that is much preferred by medical professionals, housewives, students and other part-timers for over fifty years now. The flexibility of this profession makes it a popular choice- medical transcription can be both an office and a work-at-home job option. In the past, a medical transcriptionist had the task of typing out records into text format by listening to the audio records of a physician. But, the advancement in technology now enables physicians to use voice-recognition technology, leaving a medical transcriptionist to take on the role of an editor-mostly checking sentence structures and the format of reports.

This infographic traces the progress of technology used in medical transcription from before the 1950s till today. It’s interesting to note that technology and transcription are entwined and each decade has heralded many changes in the way records are transcribed. Since the job of a medical transcriptionist involves in-depth knowledge of medical terms, anatomy and pharmacology, grammar as well as speed and accuracy in typing records, training is a must. Signing up for a medical transcription training course from well-established online institutes like CareerStep will help you in your search for the job of a medical transcriptionist or medical transcription editor on websites like FlexJobs. Make sure the training course you sign up for is an Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI)-approved program.

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Medical Profession & Possibilities

February 10th, 2014

Medical Profession & PossibilitiesThe medical profession possesses a wide demographic of possibilities.  The professionals who work in this service area are constantly aiming to provide primary to extensive health care services to the public.  The most common part of the medical profession is that most of those affiliated in the service sector, are easily identified by their attire that is more commonly referred to as scrubs.

Years ago, scrubs were the basic green or blue, slightly oversized pants and shirt made of a durable blend of cotton and polyester.  The material compilation is specifically blended to prevent any body fluids from traveling through the scrubs onto the skin.  There are of course still the basics, which are usually only worn as a standard requirement of the employer. However, scrubs have now taken a relatively different walk on the runway.  The colors are endless and range from bright and vivid to dark and dreary.  Read the rest of this entry »

Free Online Writing Courses: Opportunities To Improve Your Skills

February 4th, 2014

Free Online Writing Courses: Opportunities To Improve Your SkillsThere are writing courses you can grab without the need to spend cash. With the rising number of people wanting to become a part of the writing industry, it’s no longer a surprise that many schools and organizations offer free online writing courses. Like any other coursework, these programs will teach you the right rules and techniques in order to produce the best possible writing results.

In this post, we’ve listed the top ten free online writing courses for aspiring writers and for current writers who want to improve their skills: Read the rest of this entry »

Perfecting Your Resume For The Modern World

January 30th, 2014

Perfecting Your Resume For The Modern WorldWhile there are plenty of books, tools and resources that can be found that provide advice on resumes, many do not reflect the current attitudes of human resource professionals. With the rise of the Internet, and the ability of employers to review thousands of resumes for a single job opening, it is critical that your resume is in line with what recruiters are looking for.

We’ve listed some common mistakes and debunked a few myths while providing advice to make sure that your resume is of the highest potential quality and is up to today’s standards. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Networking Is So Important For Lawyers – And How To Do It

January 28th, 2014

Why Networking Is So Important For Lawyers - And How To Do ItWhy Networking Is So Important for Lawyersand How to Do It

Remember your first day in elementary school, and all the new things – taking a school bus, meeting new kids from other neighborhoods, to say nothing of lots of new rules? As a lawyer, it’s been 20 years or more since your first school days, but those beginnings can still teach you plenty about adapting to unfamiliar settings and new challenges – like attracting clients to build your law practice.

That all-important grade-school concept of “getting along, is now known as “networking.” Let’s be clear at the start: your primary goal in networking won’t usually be signing up new business for your law firm on the spot. Instead, it’s more like the advantages you may remember if your grade-school classmates decided you were worth their time getting to know. Once you passed that test, you were on your way to turning new acquaintances into friends.

Something similar happens in practicing law: a new client may get referred to your criminal law practice by a law school friend whose firm only handles civil cases, because you’re seen as reliable and knowledgeable. (It also shows law school is another place networking can pay dividends down the line.) Similarly, new business can result when a social contact from a church or charity asks you about a legal problem a friend or relative is having.

While your firm will doubtless employ other marketing efforts, word of mouth is a powerful tool. Read the rest of this entry »

Debunking The Whole Credit Score & Employment Thing

January 23rd, 2014

The line between myth and fact is sometimes thin and permeable. Take the supposed correlation between credit scores and employment, for instance.

Are employers using credit scores to decide whether to hire or not to hire applicants? Well that’s obviously a myth. All three credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) have confirmed this many times. The truth is, employers can use credit reports as a hiring filter.

Credit checks during the employment process is okay, credit scores are not. Can you see the difference? Some states have somewhat restricted the use of credit reports, the practice is still considered legal for employment screening purposes. Read the rest of this entry »

Hobbies You Could Use To Earn, Eat, and Live

January 21st, 2014

Hobbies You Could Use To Earn, Eat, and LiveHobbies You Could Use To Earn, Eat, and Live

How we wish that we could live our life the way we want to, without having to conform to the society’s rules, and the expectations of our families and friends. Most of our choices, right from the early childhood till we reach the later stages of life are based on the expectations of our family rather than our own desires.

Our careers are the perfect example here. It wouldn’t be wrong to state that most of us are trapped in an ironical situation where we work to earn money so that we could enjoy the best things of life and when we have that money there is hardly any time left for enjoyment. Most will lament, there is little one can do to change this situation. Really?
How about obliterating the boundaries between fun and work? What if your hobby or passion could become a way to earn a living? An idea too farfetched? We will find out by the end of this post. Read the rest of this entry »

Career Advice: How To Become A Cosmetic Dentist

January 16th, 2014

Career Advice: How To Become A Cosmetic DentistCareer Advice: How to Become a Cosmetic Dentist

Figuring out your life plans and future career goals can be quite difficult, especially if you’re unsure of what you want to do. Instead of wondering around in the dark or feeling hopeless, it’s always a great idea to check out a variety of careers, to see if anything interests you.

A great profession and career to look into, is one in the field of dentistry. Dentists are vital to our health just like general doctors. Without general or cosmetic dentists, we’d have to live with teeth ailments that can cause chronic pain or cavities that could easily be taken care of. Cosmetic dentists fix all those teeth imperfections that cause us to have insecurities, and give us confidence that comes from having a great smile.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the dental field like cosmetic dentistry, you’ll need to know a couple of things. Read the rest of this entry »

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