The future of medical transcription

Not that any of us has a crystal ball or anything… At his XY Files in an MT World blog at Advance, Jay Vance asks: Are Medical Transcription’s Days Numbered? This fairly brief blog entry includes a long quote from Nae Priest, originally at MT Chat. I’m not going to requote it or Jay’s blog Read More …

American Transcription Association

I’ve been meaning to write about the American Transcription Association (ATA) since the Advance editorial, Inshoring jobs for MTs – and then again when For the Record published their article, Transcription group opposes offshoring. Life kind of intervened – and it was summer and hot and I really didn’t feel like saying much about anything. Read More …

What is that CMT credential worth

Here we go roundabout with the credentialing discussion – again. I realized during the discussion on the Plexus social networking article that the article is approved for continuing education credits (CECs) for those who are credentialed CMTs. In my opinion, this takes the discussion to a completely new level. First, indulge me while I talk Read More …

The blind leading the blind

In today’s ironic category, Nae Priest sent me an article from the AHDI Plexus publication (which I no longer get because I’m not a member). Diving into the Social Networking World strikes my funny irony bone because it’s written by Lea Sims, director of communications and marketing for AHDI. If there’s something AHDI hasn’t really 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 …

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 …

Visible black character – cracks in the concrete

Ask me if I am at all surprised to hear there are some issues – and lots of questions and disagreements – with the visible black character “standard” that was concocted by a joint task force a couple years back. In addition to my first post about this at the old MT Exchange site, I Read More …

Checking credentials: CMT confusion

There’s a cautionary tale inside the hype of medical transcription as a career and that is that there are a lot of scams. There are scam schools and there are scam jobs. Let’s focus on another shady area of transcription: the “certified medical transcriptionist.” I’m going out on a limb and expressing my opinion that Read More …