I’m not paid enough

Years ago, I took the position that if someone accepts a job, at the rate of pay offered, they would be obligated to do their very best and not claim they aren’t paid enough to do a good job. For a medical transcriptionist, that may mean, among other things,┬álooking up unfamiliar words, searching for 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 …

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 …

Please pass the Kool-Aid

The only person who will ever tell you that professional networking isn’t important is the person who hasn’t engaged in any of it. That same person will tell you that being an association member, getting credentialed, and coming to ACE are a complete waste of time. I feel sorry for that person. ­čÖé Get out Read More …

From Medical Transcription to Scribing?

The question has been posed to me, on more than one occasion, about the possibility of medical transcriptionists transitioning to the role of a scribe. Every time, this is the article link that gets sent to me: Modern Healthcare – Docs using scribes to ease EHR transition. (This requires a login to Modern Healthcare; registration 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 …

Internet marketers and medical transcription

I search the internet occasionally for interesting news about medical transcription and it seems all I find are these crappy sites. I ran into one this morning that really got me going, so I thought I’d share. Have you ever wondered why there are so many crappy articles and web sites devoted to medical transcription Read More …