Home Business Idea – Medical Transcriptionists

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Medical transcriptionists listen to voice recordings that physicians and other health professionals make and convert them into written reports. They interpret medical terminology when preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents. The documents they produce become part of a patient’s permanent file.  Many transcriptionists are self-employed and work from home offices, receiving dictation and submitting drafts electronically.

Medical transcriptionists typically have the following duties:

  • Listen to the recorded dictation of a doctor or other health professional
  • Transcribe the dictation into diagnostic test results, operative reports, referral letters, and other documents
  • Translate medical abbreviations or jargon into the appropriate long form
  • Recognize and edit inconsistencies within a report and follow up with the healthcare provider to ensure accuracy
  • Compose and submit written reports for physicians for approval
  • Understand and follow patient confidentiality guidelines and legal documentation requirements

Medical transcriptionists who work in doctors’ offices may have other duties, including:…

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  1. Kevin Robinson
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 11:57:26

    Thanks for share this excellent post with us is really interesting, keep up the good work


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