• Medical Transcriptionists
  • Health Science
  • Medical transcriptionists transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries.

What do they typically do

  • Take dictation using shorthand, a stenotype machine, or headsets and transcribing machines
  • Return dictated reports in printed or electronic form for physician's review, signature, and corrections and for inclusion in patients' medical records
  • Review and edit transcribed reports or dictated material for spelling, grammar, clarity, consistency, and proper medical terminology
  • Transcribe dictation for a variety of medical reports such as patient histories, physical examinations, emergency room visits, operations, chart reviews, consultation, or discharge summaries
  • Recognize inconsistencies and mistakes in medical terms, referring to dictionaries, drug references, and other sources on anatomy, physiology, and medicine
  • Translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms to ensure the accuracy of patient and health care facility records
  • Produce medical reports, correspondence, records, patient-care information, statistics, medical research, and administrative material
  • Identify mistakes in reports and check with doctors to obtain the correct information

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