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 …

What ho, Book of Style!

Follow me down the rabbit hole here… It all apparently started with this article at Advance for HIM,┬áBig Transcription… which got picked up and posted at the AHDI Lounge… which generated a lot of comments… which got Chad Sines thinking, so he wrote a blog post, Style Over Substance… which again got linked at AHDI Read More …

A Transcription Odyssey, Revisited

I wrote an article titled 2001: A Transcription Odyssey that was published in the July-August 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Association for Medical Transcription (JAAMT). It’s now 10 years later, a good time to revisit that article and some of the predictions I made. Unfortunately, I don’t have the original draft I Read More …

Can you trust AHDI to represent the industry?

I’ve been following reports from the meeting as reported by Kathy Nicholls at her MT Tools Online blog, as well as the ACE365 website at Ning and I find myself wondering if medical transcriptionists can afford to let this organization continue to represent to legislators and the health information management community that it is the Read More …

Medical transcription schools and the FTC

In the internet marketing world, there's what's known as a flog. A flog is fake weblog. In other words, it looks like a real person writing about real experiences – while promoting a product. In a prior post, Internet Marketers and Medical Transcription, I noted how medical transcription is an attractive target for internet marketers. Read More …

Under the microscope: FutureMT

This all started with a query at MT Chat, which asked (in part): Can anyone tell me if it makes a difference which online program you use? I’ve heard that potential employers look for someone that’s been trained by an AHDI approved program. But when I asked Future MT, a non-approved program, they said that Read More …

Medical transcriptionist takes a hit for HIPAA

I recently received an e-mail from a transcriptionist who described a situation that I think will surprise most medical transcriptionists. It’s an issue I found especially interesting in light of a post by Nae at MT Chat, and the responses it got: Yep, my ESP is working real well today doc … I hadn’t even Read More …

The Hobby MT – Business or baby?

There’s been a lot of criticism over the years about the hobby MT, someone who just needs to make a little money to pay for a few extras. This is as opposed to the professional MT, someone who takes their career, the industry and the business of MT seriously. When it comes to the business Read More …