So you are interested to know what does a medical transcriptionist do? Well, a medical transcription or MT basically supports the health care service by helping to transcribe doctors’ notes of patients into a hard copy report.
When you visit your doctor, he or she will discuss your medical concerns in the light of your family health history and your own past medical problems. With the information collected, your doctor is required to submit a detailed report that captures the essence of your conversation.
This information is important as it is used for further diagnosis and to allow future follow up consultation and treatment to be carried out. As you can imagine, this record is also very useful and is used by healthcare providers, health insurance companies and government agencies.
Doctors unfortunately do not have the luxury of time to generate reports like these as all consultation sessions have to be transcribed. This include any initial consultations, treatment or procedures carried out. If you add the laboratory and diagnostic studies in, you can probably imagine the amount of work that has to go into this report.
That is where medical transcriptionist come in. Usually at the end of the day, medical transcriptionists will receive audio files from doctors. All these clips have to be added to any existing files or used to create new ones. Medical transcriptionists will have to ensure that every record is properly edited, formated and documented accurately.
Once they are done with it, these records are send back to their companies for further proof reading before returning to their original destination.