Medical Transcription

12/10/2014 Career



Medical Transcription
 



In
India, the transcriptionists are expected to
comprehend the accent of American doctors and
convert this voice into a written form. This calls
for an in-depth understanding of the medical
terminology, language usage and American slangs.
Though at first the work may seem monotonous, it
involves a great deal of comprehension skills and
intelligence.




Medical Transcription, simply put, is the process of
transcribing medical audio files into formatted
reports. Dictations from hospitals in the United
States, is digitized and received at the parent US
transcription, and sent through a 64 KBPS link to
India. At the local medical transcription company
premises, the audio data is uncompressed and stored
on a server to be fed to individual transcription
workstations.



The
transcription at the work stations play the audio
data file and key the report from a structured
format of electronic text. Specialized software
ensures consistent quality and productivity. This
transcribed data is then edited, formatted and up
linked back to the US parent company.




Medical transcriptionists, therefore, are trained
service providers who use their extensive medical
Knowledge, deductive reasoning skills and command
over English to transcribe dictated reports.




Medical Transcription is an IT related Service
offered from India to the health care industry in
the west. Experts describe this industry as India's
biggest business opportunity ever. No wonder, you
can earn up to Rs.7000 per month as your starting
salary. All you need is good English comprehensive
skills and of course, a professional training. You
have to join in for a 4-month course and thereafter
a 2-month live exposure under the guidance of expert
faculty. Taking you through a course designed by
specialists in the US. You can be sure of a highly
rewarding career that'll give your future the IT
edge.




Medical transcription is the booming US dollar 20
billion industry growing @ 20% per annum. The
Canadian Government gives the highest ranking to
visa seekers specializing in Medical a
Transcription. Time-zone advantage, telecom
infrastructure and large English speaking population
will make India a leading M.T. service provider.





"Health care is a rapidly growing industry, and the
demand for quality documentation is increasing.
Medical transcription can be a life long, satisfying
career, providing the constant challenge of an
expanding and advancing technology," according to a
recent report by HT Horizon, "In today's changing
economic climate, medical transcription is
attracting many newcomers. But only those who invest
in themselves are likely to survive the pressure
occurring within the health care industry. The
constantly demand for more skilled transcriptionists
has out pressure on MT professional to upgrade their
skills understanding and technological
capabilities."



BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN MEDICAL
TRANSCRIPTION:
Medical
transcriptions also provide you business
opportunity. You can choose from the following
alternatives:




Call Centers, DATA Transcriptions centers. You can
get the Report on Transcription provided by
Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisations
of Tamilnadu Ltd.



The
Report covers Introduction to Medical Transcription.
Present status of Medical Transcription in India,
Technical aspects, Institutions connecting with
Medical Transcription in the USA, Important
publication for Medical Transcription.



The
Report can be had from the Director, Industrial and
Technical Consultancy Organisation of Tamilnadu
Ltd., 50 A, Greams Road, Chennai - 600606 (Ph:
8225553, 8290324/4365/5484, Fax: 044-8231987, Email:
itcot@vsnl.com website: www.itcot.com) on payment of
Rs.5250/- (inclusive of all service Tax & Postage)
in cash or through Demand Draft favouring ITCOT Ltd.
Payable at Chennai. Also available on the Internet
www.tn.gov.in/www.chennaionline.com/
www.aaraamthinal.com /www.southindia.com.



Career prospects
 




This career provides unlimited intellectual
challenge and the opportunity to make a unique
contribution to quality patient care service. Health
care is a rapidly growing field and the demand for
high quality documentation is ever increasing. The
profession provides a high level of job security and
skilled medical language specialists can earn a
fairly good amount for their services. Moreover with
the web technology growing at a phenomenal speed
there is no stopping the future of medical
transcription.



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