Medical transcription accuracy and accountability Part Three

I was reviewing AHDI’s¬†Healthcare Documentation Quality Assessment and Management Best Practices (updated July 2017) recently and reading some of the comments here at MT Exchange and a thought occurred to me. If I’m being really objective about documentation accuracy and accountability, and quality assessment, I’d add a category and quality point scoring system for dictation Read More …

Medical transcription accuracy and accountability Part Two

At the heart of the accuracy and accountability issue is the owner of the record, the physician. And if the owner doesn’t care about accuracy (or style, format, grammar and punctuation), should the transcriptionist? For me, it comes down to personal integrity. Does a doctor know that a short arm cast is not the same Read More …

Medical transcription accuracy and accountability Part One

How did accuracy in medical transcription take a back seat? Why do medical professionals accept and sign off on reports that are replete with inaccuracies? These are questions I’ve asked myself a lot in the last couple of months. You see, I spent years obsessing over transcription done accurately. Not just accurately transcribing what’s dictated, Read More …