Medical records – good enough

I wrote a detailed post analyzing a discussion that took place in several places across the web, including the NEMT blog, Facebook and LinkedIn. Then, I decided it was all too complicated to follow. I’m just going to boil it down and include links at the end for those who want to go view the 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 …

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 …

Transforming the Pink Collar Ghetto

I find myself dismayed – and, frankly, somewhat depressed – reading some of the comments from MTs in the discussion that my MTs and “Speech Wreck” blog post generated over at the MT Chat Hot Zone. It seems that just about every discussion revolves back to how medical transcriptionists are paid – and how they Read More …

MTs and “Speech Wreck”

I didn’t find much to laugh about when I read the Advance Insiders blog, Speech Wreck, by Jeanne Johnston. Basically, it’s a regurgitation of the misperceptions, inaccuracies and just plain bull-headed resistance to change exhibited in many of the medical transcription online communities. I expect better from bloggers at a site like Advance. Let me Read More …

Answering some reader questions

An inquiring friend on Facebook asked me these questions and my response was that I’ve been meaning to blog about some of these things, so I’m going to bring it here and answer. Thanks for your comments. I was curious what your take is on the state of the profession in light of the trend Read More …

Not so dark, just cloudy, side of medical transcription

I was reading Lynn Jusinski’s article in the latest issue of Advance on The Dark Side of Medical Transcription. The experiences related by Trudy Looney and some of her comments got me thinking about a state AHIMA meeting I attended years ago – probably 2002 or thereabouts. Just a little bit about AHIMA. It’s a Read More …