Standards in medical transcription

This all started, once again, at the AHDI Lounge. I’m just now getting to it because I got sidetracked by the whole MT Stars discussion. So follow me down this particular yellow brick road… The topic at AHDI Lounge is AHDI and MTs. Basically, it’s a highlight for the more in-depth AHDI “Let’s Talk About…” Read More …

MTStars.com and offshore ownership – who really owns this flag-waving site?

I got an e-mail yesterday asking me do you know who really owns MT Stars and whatever happened to Sheri Steadman. Being the digital packrat that I am, and being a subscribing member to historic domain name ownership records, I think I can adequately answer that question. 🙂 And it’s a good review for everyone 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 …

Lead, follow or get out of the way

The discussion at the AHDI Lounge has taken on a life of its own. As usual, the more AHDI representatives talk, the more questions get raised. Over the past couple of days, the conversation has raised some questions in my mind about why AAMT changed its name to AHDI. While telling medical transcriptionists they need Read More …

Whose medical records are they, anyway?

It’s not often my keyboard goes all frosty twice in a 24-hour period, but by golly – the commentable comments over at the AHDI Lounge discussion about TRSi’s announcement that it has launched a training program for medical scribes just keep rolling in. Here’s the gem that was posted yesterday after I got busy doing Read More …

The Great Communicator

Years ago – when I was a member of AAMT (now AHDI) – I was defending them to a fellow medical transcriptionist, who said: They have a communication problem. And my response to him was something along the lines of… They communicate, but people don’t seem to understand their message. His response was very succinct, 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, Big 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 …

Medical Transcription Books for Sale

I have the following books for sale. Please contact me directly if you see anything you’d like to purchase. Purchase price does not include shipping; shipping costs will be calculated at the time of purchase. Payments can be made by Paypal or by check. Order will be shipped when payment is received. Vera Pyle’s Current 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 …

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. 🙂 Get out Read More …