Medical transcriptionists are highly trained language specialists responsible for ensuring patient records are accurate and medical documents are authentic. Every day a new threat to our health, a new disease, a miracle drug or perhaps a drug that has been removed from the market due to side effects is discovered. As a result, the rate at which medical information is produced increases exponentially daily as well.
As a transcriptionist, you play the vital role of telling a patient's story. The electronic health record (EHR) that you create adds to the speed with which other medical specialists can access a patient's medical information. Because it serves as a definitive source of truth, the record must be accurate.
Transcriptionists dictate, re-write, edit and double-check all patient information relayed from doctors and nurses to make sure patients are receiving the correct procedures and medication.
Using voice recognition technology, and talk-to-text programs, transcriptionists can work for a variety of clinics, hospitals and laboratories from the comfort of their home.