A day in the life of a medical transcriptionist – the realistic scenario

I was doing my usual browsing through the internet for medical transcription topics when I ran across this self-serving article – and just couldn’t hold my tongue. (And do you notice how the MT in this article starts work at 7 a.m. and doesn’t finish until 10 p.m.? At least THAT part is realistic!) I Read More …

Speaking of change – changes at MT Desk and MT Chat

I was speaking of change, wasn’t I? This weekend, I am completing some changes being made at MT Desk and MT Chat. There are also going to be changes involving MT Reference, but the impact will be felt less. Some people have received e-mails about the changes, some have seen my post at MT Chat. Read More …

Medical transcription and the miracle solution

I was reading a book yesterday and came upon a parable that made me laugh out loud, then I thought “Wait! That’s like medical transcription!” Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any reference to the original (and the individual quoted in the book was paraphrasing someone else, also not referenced), so I’m just going to have to Read More …

The responsibility of a medical transcriptionist

The comments in the AHDI Lounge discussion on credentialing just gets more and more interesting (see my prior post Do as I say leadership). The latest comment that drew my interest is Lea Sim’s response to one of my comments, where she says: …unless we can make a solid argument to someone like CMS or Read More …

Do as I say leadership

Credentialing for MTs keeps coming up over and over again because it’s a hot topic. Witness the discussion going on over at the AHDI Lounge, Let’s Talk About Credentialing Our Industry Leaders and the 75 comments that have been generated (in spite of a glitch in the public blogging platform that hiccuped one day and Read More …

What is the medical transcription business?

Over the last several years, I’ve had quite a few discussions  about the book publishing business with my friend, author Moriah Jovan. In fact, she’s the reason I bought an e-book reader (kicking and screaming and swearing I wouldn’t like it as much as real books) several years ago. Now, I spend more time scouring Read More …

Standards in medical transcription

This all started, once again, at the AHDI Lounge. I’m just now getting to it because I got sidetracked by the whole MT Stars discussion. So follow me down this particular yellow brick road… The topic at AHDI Lounge is AHDI and MTs. Basically, it’s a highlight for the more in-depth AHDI “Let’s Talk About…” Read More …

Medical transcription offshore

The comments generated by the article on MT Stars’ and offshore ownership got me thinking about the whole sticky wicket that constitutes the anti-offshore sentiment in the US medical transcription community. Donna Littrell questioned the use of my time in addressing the issue. I’ve been in the discussion forums online for a long, long time Read More …

MTStars.com and offshore ownership – who really owns this flag-waving site?

I got an e-mail yesterday asking me do you know who really owns MT Stars and whatever happened to Sheri Steadman. Being the digital packrat that I am, and being a subscribing member to historic domain name ownership records, I think I can adequately answer that question. 🙂 And it’s a good review for everyone Read More …

Medical transcription career potential

Would you encourage someone to become a medical transcriptionist? This is an interesting question now being frequently posed in the medical transcription community on Facebook, in the forums, and elsewhere. It’s one I am frequently asked, as well. And my answer is no – it’s not a career choice I encourage. This position has been Read More …